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Remembering the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Tragedy a Decade Later
March 12, 2021

Remembering the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Tragedy a Decade Later

By Thisanka Siripala
Survivor Ueno Shigeki reflects on the unimaginable 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which decimated his coastal hometown of Kesennuma.

Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods
July 13, 2020

Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods

By Thisanka Siripala
Once again, Japan's rainy season is taking a deadly turn this year.
55 Dead, a Dozen Missing in Japan Floods
July 08, 2020

55 Dead, a Dozen Missing in Japan Floods

By Associated Press
Flooding in Kyushu has forced about 3 million residents to evacuate.

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?
November 29, 2019

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?

By Thisanka Siripala
Following Typhoon Hagibis’ trail of destruction, worsening natural disasters are taking a toll on Japan’s economic outlook.

Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains
July 15, 2019

Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains

By Thisanka Siripala
As survivors and bereaved families remember the victims of last year’s floods, residents prepare for another potentially deadly rainy season.

Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive
September 08, 2018

Japan’s Latest Deadly Earthquake Buries Scores Alive

By Thisanka Siripala
Just days after “National Disaster Prevention Day,” a powerful earthquake jolted Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

Redundancy and Risk Management: Lessons from Japan’s Disasters for Southeast Asian Infrastructure
September 07, 2018

Redundancy and Risk Management: Lessons from Japan’s Disasters for Southeast Asian Infrastructure

By Shang-su Wu
Recent disasters in Japan and its responses present valuable lessons for Southeast Asia's infrastructure boom.
Typhoon Phanfone Sparks Japan Mudslide Fears
October 06, 2014

Typhoon Phanfone Sparks Japan Mudslide Fears

By Clint Richards
This latest storm threatens areas already struck by natural disaster.

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