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Date : July 28, 2014

Reports on Japan: Press Tour “Tokyo, Advanced Disaster Prevention City”

post date : 2014.10.14

Development is progressing in Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Olympics. At the same time, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is also putting into place countermeasures for a M7 earthquake, which there is an estimated 70% chance will occur within the next 30 years, and for flooding due to extreme weather in the summer. 16 journalists participated in this press tour covering Tokyo’s efforts to develop advanced disaster prevention, from South Korea, China, Taiwan, Qatar, France, the USA, Germany and Switzerland. 

- More details on the tour available here

- Reports on the tour available here


Below are some of the articles and programs produced by the journalists based on this press tour.


Hankyung (South Korea/ Newspaper)

August 1, 2014

'최첨단 防災도시' 도쿄 도라노몬힐스빌딩 가보니…52층 빌딩이 '대피소'…3600명 사흘간 숙식 가능



Bloomberg (USA/Agency)

August 15, 2014

1) Tokyo Tackles Flood Control as Typhoons Swamp Subways

2) Tokyo Controls Flooding With Underground Reservoirs

3) 南麻布の地下に巨大貯水池-豪雨増加に取り組む東京都の水害対策



Kyunghyang Shinmun(South Korea/Newspaper

August 17, 2014

‘폭우’ 쏟아져도… 도쿄시민은 발 뻗고 잔다



Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland/ Newspaper)

August 19, 2014

Wehre und ein Riesentunnel



Aljazeera Network (Qatar/ TV)

September 1, 2014

تطوير وسائل الوقاية من الكوارث في اليابان



China Times (Taiwan/Newspaper

September 29, 2014

東京防災 花20年建地下調節池










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