Professor Akiyoshi Takagi, School of Social System Management Appears on TV

Professor Akiyoshi Takagi, School of Social System Management appears on TV (Gifu Broadcasting System, "Gifu Chan").

Name of the Program

Gifu Chan: "Professor Takagi, parents and children learn how to prevent and mitigate natural disasters together"

Professor Takagi visits some disaster-hit areas and the facility where citizens can study natural disasters. By using easy-to-understand words and expressions, Professor Takagi highlights the importance of disaster prevention and mitigation for parents and children living in Gifu Prefecture. He also explains why it is so crucial to protect ourselves in case of emergencies.

(Three episodes will be on air in 2021-2022)

1st episode: 18:00-18:15, Thursday, July 15, 2021 "Torrential Rains and Damages"

2nd episode: 18:00 - 18:15, Thursday, November 18, 2021 "Earthquakes and Damages"

3rd episode: Thursday, February 17, 2022 "Preparations for Natural Disasters"


Professor Akiyoshi Takagi, School of Social System Management

The theme of the 2nd episode is "Earthquakes and Damages."

This year marks 130 year anniversary since the Great Nobi Earthquake happened in 1891. In addition, more than 70 years have passed since the Nankai Earthquake that took place in 1946 with the Nankai or Southern Sea Trough* as an epicenter. We must continue to stay vigilant against another devastating earthquake anytime soon. Under instructions of Professor Takagi, TV host, Chiyo Kokusho and two pairs of parent and child (the Okuda and the Wada) learn how to prepare for major earthquakes and proper safety measures by sharing their experiences and answering short questions. (excerpt from the program website)

Nankai Trough*: a submarine trough located south of the Nankaidō region of Japan's island of Honshū, extending approximately 900 km (559 mi) offshore.


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