[IPS News] Training Volunteers to Deal With Disasters

By Dennis Engbarth

TOKYO, Nov 10, 2011 (IPS) – Seven months after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, Japanese citizens and relief organisations are working to learn from the tragedy in order to mitigate the fatal impact of future natural calamities at home and abroad.

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