November 19, 2012
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has developed a drone that can fly to a disaster zone, take photos to assess damage and survivor numbers and then return to base.
August 30, 2012
An offshore Pacific earthquake of the scale that hit Japan last year would trigger 34-meter tsunami, resulting in at least 323,000 deaths and devastating much of the coastline...
May 26, 2012
NAGO, Okinawa--Japan was expected to pledge up to $500 million (about 40 billion yen) to help island nations deal with natural disasters at the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting...
April 16, 2012
A new panel of experts convened by the Tokyo metropolitan government now estimates up to 10,000 deaths if a major quake struck directly under the capital.
March 08, 2012
Tokyo and Bangkok have agreed to work closely on responding to natural disasters as part of efforts to encourage Japanese companies to return to Thailand.
November 08, 2011
The Board of Audit uncovered 428.3 billion yen ($5.5 billion) in wasteful or misused government spending in 2010, including grants to local governments that agree to host...
July 05, 2011
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Shiny, new diplomas were handed out to the 24 students at Ogatsu Elementary School on July 3, almost four months later than originally scheduled, ...
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