The economic, political, and social consequences of the Triple Disaster have changed Japan in fundamental ways.
In October 2012, the Japanese government and the World Bank co-hosted the Sendai Dialogue to highlight the lessons learned from the disasters and to adopt comprehensive guidance for reducing risk in other parts of the world. Nonresident Senior Fellow Beth Ferris focuses on the international community’s response to humanitarian crises, with a particular emphasis on the human rights of internally displaced persons. President Barack Obama, a native of Hawaii, was notified of the massive Japanese quake at 4 a.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also offered help to Japan following the earthquake, Reuters reported. Japanese TV pictures showed the tsunami water carrying debris, including cars and trucks, as well as flames rising into the sky near the capital. Bullet train services in northern Japan were suspended, while transport services in Tokyo were halted. Earthquakes are extremely common in Japan, one of the most seismically active areas in the world, but this latest tremor was unusual because of its intensity. It served as a warning that even developed, well-prepared countries are not immune from terrifying disasters. He said the world was "shocked and saddened" by the images of the disaster, and offered whatever help the UN could provide. They will help support the work of the German Embassy, and will be ready to assist the Japanese if necessary. According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo, the government reported that dozens of fires had broken out in the northeastern part of the country, with flames and black smoke rising from one oil refinery. It illustrated the extremely high economic costs of disasters occurring in developed countries and the vulnerabilities that come with urbanization and coastal settlement. On Friday evening, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported officials fear the death toll could rise to more than 1,000. It served as a wakeup call to the world that unanticipated disasters (or "black swans") happen and that those engaged in contingency planning need to be prepared for much more devastating disasters. Other folks to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living get a metal one the back-emf opposes.
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He also noted that many people decided to stay in with their families after the disaster hit, as nobody knew what could come next and many stores, restaurants and shopping centers were closed. God we acknowledge that you are Elohim, the Most High God, Maker and Creator of the universe.  We acknowledge that you are sovereign, and you alone rule the heavens and the earth. In the name of Jesus we ask that you would bring healing to the injured, miraculous deliverance to those still in danger, abundant strength to those serving in rescue and reconstruction.
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Japan’s legendary investment in earthquake-resistant design meant that only about 100 people died in the earthquake itself although almost 20,000 people lost their lives in the tsunami.
The uprooting of entire communities and the large infrastructural losses produced immediate disruptions in Japan’s extensive supply networks.
A large citizen movement calling for the abolition of nuclear power in Japan developed in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
Hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced, the quality of the nuclear cleanup continues to raise concerns, and the financial cost of rebuilding the Tohoku region is staggering (in its latest stimulus budget, the Abe government slated $18 billion dollars for this purpose). To continue the learning of lessons from Japan for disaster risk management in Asia, we are organizing a day-long conference at Brookings on May 10, 2013 to examine the lessons from March 11, 2011, the challenges of disaster risk management in Asia and, more broadly, strategies for mainstreaming disaster risk management in development assistance.
The German government is already sending its first personnel to Japan, including four experts from the Agency for Technical Relief (THW) who are en route to Tokyo, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin stated.
The Bank of Japan, meanwhile, has said it will do all it can to ensure stability in the financial markets after both the yen and the stock market fell in the wake of the earthquake. According to government spokesman Christoph Steegmans, Merkel wrote to Prime Minister Naoto Kan to express her dismay at the disaster, offering her sympathy to the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
According to the Mirror, the Queen said in a message: "I was saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life caused by the earthquake which has struck northeast Japan today. It was the biggest earthquake to hit Japan in decades, and there have been numerous strong aftershocks which scientists say could last for weeks. We hope in a small way to contribute to continued learning from Japan’s tragedy and to prevent further tragedies resulting from similar disasters which occur elsewhere.
Other THW teams, meanwhile, are being mobilized and would be ready to go to Japan if help is requested.
The world watched in awe as Japanese citizens who had lost everything, immediately sprung to help one another.


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The economic destruction of the "Triple Disaster" was massive: 138,000 buildings were destroyed and $360 billion in economic losses were incurred. The enactment of more exacting safety standards and the development of new patterns of government regulation and monitoring of the nuclear industry have emerged as key topics in the national political debate. The Japanese government has declared an emergency after a nuclear power plant was damaged by Friday's massive earthquake. Police are reporting the discovery of hundreds of bodies in the wake of the natural disaster that struck the northeastern part of the country. Prince Philip joins me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to your Majesty and the people of Japan.
The dignity, creativity, and orderly response of the Japanese population to this mega disaster is indeed the best measure of Japan’s potential. While Japanese companies creatively restored the supply chains in just a few months, the shutdown of the nuclear reactors has had far more damaging long-term economic consequences.
Rescue efforts continued in shell-shocked Japan on Friday night following the country's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Residents living within a 3 kilometer radius of the plant have been told to evacuate, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference. Japan’s tragedy has also led to a re-energizing of investing in disaster risk reduction strategies. Internationally, the fallout of the Fukushima meltdowns for the future of nuclear energy has been mixed. And a Japanese coast guard official says a search is under way for a ship carrying 80 dock workers that was swept away when the tsunami struck.
While immediately after the accident some governments announced plans to phase out of nuclear energy, others have continued their nuclear planning (although it’s probably true that all nuclear plants worldwide looked more seriously at their safeguard mechanisms in light of Fukushima).



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