Stone memorials inscribed with the lessons of natural disasters since ancient times can be found across Japan. Japanese also learn about disaster preparedness at school. But how useful were these practices when the last disaster hit? How can preparation and response be improved? These are the questions American journalist Lucy Birmingham seeks answers to in her report on disaster education.
TOMORROW beyond 3.11: English
Japan's national public broadcaster NHK and its Great East Japan Earthquake Project present TOMORROW beyond 3.11, a television documentary series on the March 2011 disaster and recovery from the perspective of artists, filmmakers, thinkers and athletes from around the world who have travelled to the region to support the well-being of survivors.