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Japan: 2011 Earthquake affected Gravity

GOCE gravity results compared to a model

ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed earlier this month that the great Japanese Earthquake from 2011 caused a tiny change in the local gravity. The satellite mapped Earth's gravity for four years and clearly shows a disturbance after 2011.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:50

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Mon, 12/16/2013

The GPM satellite has arrived at its launch site in Japan

Satellite has arrived at its Japanese launch site

The GPM satellite, created to to measure the type and intensity of

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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:14

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Mon, 12/02/2013

Japan: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite sees Japan

Due to unprecedented rainfall in Japan, the Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) has activated the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" on 29 July 2013, in order to deal with the current and potential damages derived from the flood, that have alread

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 08:16

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Tue, 07/30/2013

Japan: The world's first satellite communications helicopter

Sakurajima Volcano in Kyushu, Japan, seen from space

This will significantly enhance the crisis response and coordination activities of Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA): the AS365 N3 helicopter.

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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06

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Thu, 04/04/2013

United Nations/Japan establish Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT) have established a United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies for nationals of developing countries or countries with economy in transition. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at KIT.

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Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:01
Tue, 12/11/2012

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The UN General Assembly confirmed that Japan will host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 when it passed its annual resolution yesterday on the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

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Mon, 10/12/2012 - 16:26

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Mon, 12/10/2012

UNOOSA holds Nano-Satellite Symposium in Japan

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in cooperation with the University of Tokyo held the United Nations/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium in Nagoya, Japan, from 10 to 13 October 2012 as part of the activities of the Basic Space Technology Initiative (BSTI) of UNOOSA. In total more than 300 participants from approximately 40 countries participated in the Symposium.

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Mon, 29/10/2012 - 08:01

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Mon, 10/29/2012

Learning from Megadisasters: World Bank and Japan release Study

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project, a study containing 32 thematic Knowledge Notes were published last week. They include six thematic clusters:

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

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Thu, 10/11/2012

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 to assess Tsunami impacts - Lessons learned from the recent Tsunami in Japan". This publication is realized in cooperation with the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17
Mon, 09/03/2012

63 countries renew commitment to disaster risk reduction

The World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction, organized by Japan and the United Nations, concluded today, calling for increased investment in disaster

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Thu, 05/07/2012 - 10:34
Thu, 07/05/2012

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