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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUATE PROJECT NHK WORLD

Disaster Language

Aired: November 10, 2011
The Japan Meteorological Agency’s early warning system is capable of accurately predicting the height of a tsunami wave within 3 minutes of an earthquake. But the tsunami following the March 11 earthquake was much bigger than the agency’s forecast, resulting in massive casualties. It is now known that without airtight scientific evidence the agency will delay issuing the relevant warning. With its credibility on the line the agency is now deliberating a major policy change in issuing disaster warnings meant to save lives.
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