Japan: Learn the lessons of earthquakes, for big ones will happen again
As Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Japan, the Yomiuri Shimbun questions whether the lessons of the Jan. 17, 1995 disaster have been applied to the March 11 disaster. "To minimize damage from such earthquakes, we need to learn various lessons from the Hanshin earthquake and the March 11 disaster. We should continue reforming our disaster prevention schemes, bearing in mind that things beyond our expectation do occur. Each individual also needs to renew their awareness -on this important day- that we live on an archipelago prone to disasters," says the article.