The Road to Revival
Overseas Students and Local Leaders Working Together Towards Recovery and Beyond
As the cold winter wind blew outside, a group of young people from abroad visited enterprises in the areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake, discussing business strategies passionately. They were students from the Harvard Business School (HBS) with Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi, also of HBS.
Struggling with Natural Disasters
Underground Facilities Protecting the City from Flood Damage
Japanese Technology Takes on the Challenge of Water-Related Disasters
Earthquake Countermeasures of the Shinkansen
World’s Tallest Freestanding Broadcast Tower Fuses Traditional and Leading-Edge Technologies to Ensure Safety
International Disaster Relief Operations in the Philippines
From November 8 to 9, 2013, large-scale typhoon No. 30 directly hit the center of the Philippines. Following a request from the Philippine government, whose country suffered catastrophic damage, the Japanese government decided to conduct international disaster relief operations on November 12.
Moments of Prime Minister Abe in Winter 2015
Prime Minister Abe visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Israel and offered flowers at the Hall of Remembrance (January 2015).
“The Best Way Is to Go in the Middle: Towards a Stable Middle East Imbued with Vitality - Japan and Egypt Turning a New Page -
Excerpts from the Keynote Speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Delivered in Egypt, January 17, 2015
Japanese People Contributing Worldwide
The Cardboard Tube Architect of Action
Often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of architecture,” the Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded to architects who have done remarkable work.
Tokyo DMAT - Saving the Lives of Thousands
Achievements of the Mobile Emergency Care System
Have you ever heard of “crush syndrome”? It refers to situations in which a person has been crushed under a heavy load, such as bricks, for a long period of time and, after being rescued, dies suddenly; crush syndrome drew significant attention after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
The character yui ( 結) is composed of two elements. The left half means “thread” while the right half means “to firmly tighten.” Together they express the idea of “tying threads together.”
Flowers Herald the Spring
Plum Trees: Kairakuen, Ibaraki Prefectur
Since ancient times, people have loved plum blossoms as a flower of early spring. Plum blossoms come in many colors, from white to pale pink to red.