Disaster Prevention Online Lecture held for international students (20 and 21 October 2021)

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On Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 October, Kyoto University co-hosted the Disaster Prevention Online Lecture with the Kyoto Prefectural International Center (KPIC) for its international students.

Every semester since fall 2018, the University and KPIC have held a disaster-preparedness program for newly enrolled KyotoU international students as part of new student guidance. All those eligible are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to prepare for emergencies that can occur in Kyoto, such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods.

The fall 2021 program, which consisted of an online lecture as in the previous semester due to Covid-19, drew a total of 58 attendees over two days: 38 on the Wednesday and 20 on the Thursday. The topics addressed include the Japanese disaster warning system, evacuation centers, emergency calls, and useful resources including websites, smartphone applications, and emergency kits.

Each session concluded successfully with many of the attendees expressing satisfaction with the knowledge they had gained about preparing for natural disasters in Japan.

The next program is scheduled for spring 2022.

The lecturer, top left, and some of the lecture attendees
The lecturer, top left, and other lecture attendees