Jan 17, 2012

Disaster Drill and Volunteer Day

Hello, everyone! How have you been?
This is Rumi from the Shibuya Business Garden.
It has been pretty cold lately. I hope you wouldn't catch a cold.
Do you know what day today is?
In 1995 on the January 17th, The Great Hanshin earthquake, or Kobe earthquake hit the southern part of Hyogo prefecture. It was as big as Mj7.3 and more than 6000 people were killed and great number of buildings as well as houses were destroyed.
It was the biggest disaster in the post world war Ⅱ era at that time.
But amazing things also happened. While government's delayed action was severely criticized, 20 countries from all over the world quickly offered Japan help. And volunteer groups, of which students took a greatly active part, did really helpful job.
In the hope of making those volunteer activities more widely spread, and establishing more stable and efficient countermeasure against disaster, the Japanese Diet set up the January 17th as Disaster Drill and Volunteer Day.
Also 3 days before and after 17th is called Disaster Drill and Volunteer Week.
During the week, many lectures and exhibitions are held national wide to make volunteer activity more active and to pass the knowledge of self-preparation against disasters.
I hope you will have a great week.
Shibuya Business Garden
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