Japan is a county that has been destroyed by numerous disasters. Though it may not show, Japan and its people have suffered time and time again all because of its unfortunate geographical location that has made it prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and many more. One of the reasons why this does not show is because of the nation’s uncanny and amazing ability to get back up after a disaster. This has been evident in the wake of the country’s most recent and tragic disaster during the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake.
The country’s ability to rise after a disaster has been due to its dynamic process of altering and adapting its society to the inevitable and unpredictable. Natural disasters such as these have always taken people by surprise especially when seismometers fail to give any early warning signs. Therefore, Japan has continuously developed all kinds of technologies and ways to minimize disaster damages and maximize disaster prevention.
Over the years, people have realized that technology and education are two of the most important things to reduce disaster risks. Japan’s strategy to attain these has been remarkable and truly impalpable. For technology, Japan has developed all kinds of technologies related to the field. One would be varying types of seismic isolation tools that have saved a great part of the country’s infrastructure. In fact, Japan’s building code specifies various standards and requirements that architects and engineers have to abide by. Another is the development of early warning signals. Japan has designed a network in such a way that when several seismometers detect the early signs of an earthquake, a signal is automatically sent to various modes of communication. This includes television screens and cellular phones. Reports of building a robot technology for disaster recovery have also been circulating. With Japan’s specialization in technology development, the country has ensured a safer and better society for its people.
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