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On March 26, 2024, Miyamoto International CEO, Dr. Kit Miyamoto, participated as a panelist in an online discussion titled “Japan’s Earthquake Preparedness Culture: How Science Helps Minimize Disaster.” The panel, moderated by science reporter Maya Wei-Haas, featured experts from various fields, including Yuichi Ono from Tohoku University and Sarah Minson from the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program.

The discussion focused on the lessons learned from Japan’s response to the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on January 1, 2024, and how the country’s culture of preparedness has played a key role in mitigating major disasters. Panelists explored the importance of global research networks collaborating and sharing information to reduce the impact of future disasters, as well as the role of scientific and engineering solutions in saving lives and preventing severe damage.

By watching the recorded panel discussion, viewers can gain valuable insights into:

  • The role of science and engineering in the Japanese earthquake preparedness and response model
  • Scientific contributions to preparation efforts in Japan and around the globe
  • Different approaches and their effectiveness
  • How scientists and policymakers can work together to mitigate future disasters
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