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ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Centre), is in the process of producing the booklet "Considerations for effective use of space-based inform

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17

ADRC: Cooperative project for the Hyogo Framework for Action

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Cooperative Project for Promoting the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) was conducted to provide support to the governments of ADRC m

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Mon, 07/05/2012 - 09:44

UN kicks off talks on new blueprint for disaster risk reduction

The United Nations disaster risk reduction office today announced the start of consultations on a new international blueprint for reducing disaster losses ahead of a conference on the issue that Ja

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Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:42
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DOCOMO Eyes Completion of New Disaster-preparedness Measures

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that it has nearly completed implementation of a wide range of disa

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Fri, 24/02/2012 - 16:20
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35.6895
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139.692

Spaceborne Precipitation Radar Ships from Japan to U.S.

Japanese scientists and engineers have completed construction on a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and sno

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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:04
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36.2048
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138.253

Expert proposes better use of satellites for disaster management

Japan: Norihiro Sakamoto proposed a plan to make better use of existing satellites so that they could make quicker tsunami forecasts.

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Tue, 07/02/2012 - 15:16
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36.2048
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138.253

Earth Observation and Tsunami Warning System Seen as Critical to Revitalizing Japan

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan is investing in sensors and systems to ensure resilience.

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:10
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36.2048
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138.253

Disaster-hit areas in Japan to host international meeting on natural disasters

The Japanese government will host a ministerial-level international conference on natural disasters in early July in the three prefectures hit hardest by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, accord

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:52
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38.2682
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140.869

GPS data could speed up tsunami warnings

Faster tsunami warnings could be issued by using Global Positioning System (GPS) data alongside existing earthquake detection technology, scientists have found.

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Wed, 14/12/2011 - 16:33

NASA: Two Waves Formed Japan's Destructive Tsunami

NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized "merging tsuna

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Wed, 07/12/2011 - 09:52
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38.297
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142.372