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Disaster Preparedness Drill Workshop
Emergency! Kaeru Caravan! Making Disaster Preparation Creative and Engaging


Emergency! Kaeru Caravan! Making Disaster Preparation Creative and Engaging, conducted by Mr. Hirokazu Nagata. Through this workshop, participants will learn not only practical disaster preparedness skills but also how to host an Emergency! Kaeru Caravan! Event in their local communities. This educational experience aims to better prepare individuals for times of disaster.


Workshop leader: Mr. Hirokazu Nagata

President, +arts (Plus Arts)

Vice Director, the Design Creative Center Kobe


Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017


Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Location: Aozora Gakuen

535 Clinton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 2, Brooklyn, NY 11238


*This workshop will be conducted in Japanese with consecutive English interpretation

*This program is for an adult audience


Admission is free, but space is limited

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to Carolyn_Fleisher@cgp.org


An introductory video in English can be found here.


About: Emergency! Kaeru Caravan! was launched in 2005, on the 10th Anniversary of the Kobe Earthquake, to bring together children and their families to learn disaster survival skills through fun and engaging games and activities. This program was developed after conducting a series of interviews with earthquake survivors in Japan and then working with creatives to formulate intuitive and incentive driven disaster preparedness drills and activities to educate children and adults alike. Some of the skills participants learn include: using a fire extinguisher, organizing a water bucket brigade, and making and using a makeshift stretcher. Since its inception, the program has been held in over 200 times, with over 20,000 participants world-wide. The program is actively supported by and conducted in collaboration with governments, companies, NGOs, and volunteers.

For more information on Kaeru Caravan, please click here.

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