With the aim of deepening international understanding and raising awareness of the threat of tsunami and precautionary measures against them, the resolution to designate November 5 as “World Tsunami Awareness Day”, jointly proposed by 142 countries including Japan, was adopted by consensus at the United Nations General Assembly in December 2015. In order to foster future leaders, able to protect people’s lives and their properties from natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunami, the High School Students Summit on “World Tsunami Awareness Day” was launched and successfully held in Kochi Prefecture in 2016 and in Okinawa Prefecture in 2017 in Japan. Building upon the successful outcomes of the previous summits, this summit will be held in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan in 2018, the origin of the date of “World Tsunami Awareness Day”, by inviting high school students from Japan and 48 other countries from all over the world including Brunei.
Five high-school students and one teacher from Brunei Darussalam will visit Japan from October 27 to November 2 to learn about the measures and knowledge for protecting people’s lives from disasters through various activities including attendance at the summit and a study tour.
High School Students Summit on the World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 in Wakayama
World Tsunami Awareness Day