Participating High Schools

Workshops Theme 2 Group D

Japan(Niigata) Bandai High School

School Introduction Video

Presentation Summary

Title Surviving Disasters: Tsunami Preparedness Facilities
Survey Introduction Recently, the occurrence of major disasters has been on the increase, probably due to the effects of global warming. Rising sea temperatures have made typhoons stronger than they were 30 years ago. In Japan, the risk of disasters such as tsunami, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions is very high. Are there places where we can protect ourselves in the event of such a disaster? And is there a chance of survival? We have investigated these questions and present our findings here.
Purpose of the Survey; To confirm the availability of facilities for evacuation, and to expand these facilities in order to create an environment where as many people as possible can survive in light of the current rising risk of disasters.
Method To examine the degree of expansion of disaster prevention facilities, through the home pages, and hazard maps, of the relevant areas.
Results Although the degree of facility expansion differs from region to region due to different risks, basically, the expansion of breakwaters and seawalls, earthquake resistance, and the installation of tsunami evacuation towers and tsunami evacuation buildings are progressing, but they will not provide a fundamental solution. Furthermore, it is difficult for mankind’s modern technology to defeat natural disasters or reduce the damage to almost zero. However, disaster recovery will be easier if we can limit human suffering in the event of a catastrophe.
Issues Expansion of facilities is very costly.
Existing facilities are not designed to save the lives of all the victims, but to allow as many people as possible to survive.
Action Plan If it is possible to evacuate by yourself, use the existing facilities. If the location does not look like it is safe to evacuate, consider purchasing a tsunami shelter. → Conduct evacuation drills repeatedly.