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Disaster Prevention and Volunteer Week Lecture—Making Our Town Strong in the Face of Disaster through Self-Help, Helping Neighbors and Helping Others

An earthquake may occur in the city at any time. To protect lives when a major earthquake strikes, preparation with correct knowledge concerning disasters and helping each other in the community are vital.
Shinjuku City will conduct a lecture during Disaster Prevention and Volunteer Week, which is from January 15 through 21.
We will be welcoming Takehiko Yamamura, director of the Disaster Prevention System Institute, as a guest lecturer. He will talk on the theme “Making Our Town Strong in the Face of Disaster through Self-Help, Helping Neighbors and Helping Others.”
There will also be a panel exhibit on disaster prevention and a display of disaster prevention goods, such as equipment that prevents furniture from falling over and emergency food.
Stop by this worthwhile event and think about disaster prevention.

Lecturer Profile—Takehiko Yamamura
Director, Disaster Prevention System Institute
Takehiko Yamamura was inspired to become a disaster prevention/crisis control advisor in the wake of the Niigata earthquake in 1964, and established the Disaster Prevention System Institute. He carried out onsite fieldwork and research on disasters that occurred worldwide (more than 250 places). He has encouraged disaster prevention awareness through lectures across Japan (over 2,300), news services and writing. Yamamura is also active as a disaster prevention/crisis control advisor (consultant), making businesses and city planning strong in the face of disaster as well as writing and revising business continuity plans (BCP) and disaster prevention/crisis control manuals. He is a thought leader in practical disaster prevention and crisis control measures.

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Takehiko Yamamura

Date and time January 20 (Sat.), 2018, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (venue opens at 1:30 p.m.)
Location Yotsuya Kumin Hall (87 Naito-machi, Shinjuku-ku)
Admission Free of charge. No reservations required.
Capacity Three hundred persons
Note: If the number of attendees exceeds capacity, admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note Attendees will receive a gift of disaster prevention goods (simple toilet for disasters).
Other Babysitting services are available for preschoolers one year of age or older. Reservations for babysitting services are accepted from December 26 (Tue.) (up to fifteen persons). Please call the number below if you want to take advantage of this service.
Note: There will be two sign-language interpreters available so that the hearing-impaired can also participate in this event. There will also be a limited number of hearing loops available.
Inquiries Security Affairs Division, Community Disaster Prevention Section
Tel: 03-5273-3874 (in Japanese)

December 25, 2017