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Report: the 4th FPCJ Symposium Program

post date : 2015.02.20

The Foreign Press Center Japan invited Mr. Ahmad Arif (Kompas, Indonesia) from January 12to 18 2015, to coincide with the 4th FPCJ symposium and the 20th anniversary memorial of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. We also welcomed two journalists from New Zealand; Ms. Rachel Graham (Radio New Zealand) and Paul Gorman (The Press), who visited Japan through the fellowship program of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. All three journalists have experience reporting on disasters, as well as on disaster prevention and reduction. They visited Onagawa Town (Miyagi Prefecture) and Kobe City to report on the reconstruction process.


We appreciate the support of many people through the croud funding service READYFOR?, which made it possible for us to invite Mr. Arif.  



  (Left:  Ms. Rachel Graham, From Right: Mr. Paul Gorman, Mr. Ahmad Arif)  



・Check here for the special interview with  Mr. Ahmad Arif, Ms. Rachel Graham, Mr. Paul Gorman


・Check here for the 4th FPCJ symposium: Improving Disaster Preparedness: Measures for Dissemination of Information for Disaster Risk Reduction (Japanese only)




・Check here for their articles and reports based on the visit

<Mr. Ahmad Arif, Kompas> (The translation of titles are temporal)

"Kobe's Earthquake, Japan's Turning Point" (Indonesian)

http://sains.kompas.com/read/2015/01/22/0605002/Gempa.Kobe.Titik.Balik.Jepang (January 22, 2015)

"Struggle to Face the Tsumami" (Indonesian)

http://sains.kompas.com/read/2015/01/23/06100071/Pergulatan.Hadapi.Tsunami (January 23, 2015)

"Learning to be resilient to the disaster at the Museum" (Indonesian)

http://travel.kompas.com/read/2015/01/26/134737127/Belajar.Menjadi.Tangguh.Bencana.di.Museum (January 26, 2015)


 <Ms. Rachel Graham, Radio New Zealand>

 "Insight for 8 February 2015 - Japan Earthquake Recovery" 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/20166163 (February 8, 2015)

"How has Christchurch's earthquake recovery compare with Japan's" 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/20166140 (February 5, 2015)


<Mr. Paul Gorman, The Press>

"Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way" 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/66193190/Disaster-rebuild-the-Japanese-way  (February 13, 2015)
"Fallout from Japan disaster continues"
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/66432456/Fallout-from-Japan-disaster-continues  (February 20, 2015)

"What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?"
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/66731600/What-can-NZ-learn-from-Japan-about-earthquakes (February 27, 2015)

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