Staying prepared for disaster

Participants making their way to a shelter during an annual disaster drill in the Ginza shopping and business district in Tokyo yesterday. Some 5,000 people working and living in the Chuo district took part in the exercise, which trains people on wha
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Participants making their way to a shelter during an annual disaster drill in the Ginza shopping and business district in Tokyo yesterday. Some 5,000 people working and living in the Chuo district took part in the exercise, which trains people on what to do in the event of a massive earthquake. The exercise took place ahead of Disaster Prevention Day on Sept 1, when such emergency planning drills are held across Japan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2015, with the headline 'Staying prepared for disaster'. Print Edition | Subscribe