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Learning from Disaster Simulations Drills in Japan

This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises. The main objectives of this guideline are to: 1. Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan; 2. Introduce disaster simulation drills conducted by various national and community level organizations, such as: the government, schools, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector; and, 3. Introduce other tools for raising residents’ disaster awareness and preparedness.

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