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Disaster Preparedness

EARTH MANUAL PROJECT - This Could Save Your Life -



Natural disasters occur all over the world, and disaster preparedness and prevention is an universal issue. Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone.


Including the recent disasters in Kobe (1995), Tohoku (2011), and Kumamoto (2016), Japan has extensive experience dealing with natural disasters on both a national and local level.


"Earth Manual Project (EMP)" is an accumulation of knowledge and innovative ideas based on these experiences. This includes the work of experts, architects, designers, and artists. The goals of the project go beyond national borders, and encourage cooperation with a vision toward the future.


EMP -This Could Save Your Life- is the U.S. version of the exhibition "Earth Manual Project (EMP)" which showcases a selection of these creative ideas for disaster preparedness. To date, the exhibition has traveled throughout Japan and Southeast Asia, accumulating new ideas and evolving to fit local conditions with each stop.



September 11 - 14: Disaster Preparedness & Constructed Environment Weeklong Intensive at Parsons The New School



February 2017 Parsons School of Design (New York) Looking forward to an exhibition at Parsons, a talk by Mr. Nagata and a panel discussion with Parsons professors



November 4, 2016 Japan Society (New York) Coinciding with World Tsunami Day and the Fourth Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy (2012), a public talk by Mr. Hirokazu Nagata on Design and Disaster Prevention




November 3, 2016 UN Headquarters (New York) Exhibition to commemorate the one year anniversary of the designation of November 5th as World Tsunami Day; Panels and display of goods




All Nippon Airways



Procter & Gamble

Japan Society

Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations