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Honjo Life Safety Learning Center- We should have it here!

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First step we came in, we thought  of how has been this learning center with all its facilities built by the government to enrich the knowledge of the citizen in facing disaster, hence every visitor who has came here know how to survive when disaster happen. We believe someday Indonesia also has this center in every province, every city, and every district. Ganbattekudasai!

Every session in this learning center is NEW for us.We watched movie about Tohoku earthquake and its secondary disasters which is fire, how is the disaster looked from the sky, how firemen did the job, the rescue, and also the victims to survive.

We also practiced how to fight a fire with fire extinguisher together with WASEND member, very interesting. Then we tried simulation to face a rainstrom with 30cm/sec speed, really scary! We also tried to open door which is trapped by the flood while we were inside a car and inside a building, when there is 10 cm, 20 cm, and 30 cm of flood outside. The higher flood, the hea…

BDSG-WASEND visit JMA (Japan Meteorogical Agency)

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We (BDSG members) arrived a little bit late at JMA office, jet lag is the only reason to be achieved.. :P

 Okay ignore it and lets start, JMA is one of learning centers in Tokyo which has interactive media to help visitors to understand natural process on earth with sciences and technologies. Some of them are:
1. height measurement by counting length between heat limit of our body to the device.
2. explanation of ocean technology, earth science, shapes of water drop, and so on.
3. very small scale earthquake simulation table. It explains us process from the time when S signal came then followed by P signal. Between that time, people will get warning text automatically. We also feel the shake in small scale while we was seeing the wave reached our place and then a question came: "What would you do in that situation and that place?" 
4. tsunami simulation pound. It simulated how tsunami wave devastated coastal area. Tsunami is one wave caused by earth shake, whereas common wave…

BDSG-WASEND Workshop in Japan

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This workshop was held in the very first day of the Youth Exchange Program in Japan, 3 September 2012.
It aims to strengthen the cooperation between BDSG and WASEND members by exchanging information, knowledge and opinion regarding the disaster countermeasures in each country (Japan and Indonesia).

The workshop was participated by 19 people in total, 7 of them are BDSG members. Almost all of us did not really know each other since we discussed only by emails or chats and only a few of WASEND members who participated in the workshop visited Bandung last year. The workshop contents include:
1. Ice breaking, some of them related to DRR
2. Presentation by WASEND and BDSG
3. Presentation by the freshmen of WASEND --> very inspiring!
4. Presentation by Mr.Sakaki, the Director of Engineers withouth Borders, Japan (EWB-Japan)
5. Workshop, discussing and brainstorming on ideas that correspond the discussion on:
     a. Types of hazard in each selected home town of participants
     b. Vario…

Wanted: Homestay Buddy for DRR Homestay in Indonesia

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Young People, Join Our Workshop: "Youth Movement for Disaster Risk Reduction"!

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