Taking a tiny first step to prepare for a big quake...

Children from an international school listening to a volunteer interpreter during a disaster drill at the Roppongi Hills business and shopping compound in Tokyo yesterday, the 23rd anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake that killed more than 6,4
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Children from an international school listening to a volunteer interpreter during a disaster drill at the Roppongi Hills business and shopping compound in Tokyo yesterday, the 23rd anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people. Some 100 people, including these pupils from an international school, took part in the annual disaster drill.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2018, with the headline 'Taking a tiny first step to prepare for a big quake...'. Print Edition | Subscribe