TUFS Students and Faculty Participate in Tokyo Disaster Preparation Event

October 10, 2019

On Sunday the 15th and Monday the 16th of September, TUFS faculty from the Institute of Japan Studies (Professor MIYAGI Toru, Associate Professor HANAZONO Satoru and Associate Professor NAKAI Yoko) and students from the “TUFS Disaster Prevention Education Working Group” a volunteer organization run by the International Understanding circle, “Kraft”, and student representatives from Professor NAITO Minoru’s seminar, ran a booth at the “Disaster Preparedness Fest” (sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government) held at the Futako Tamagawa Rise in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward.

At their booth, many disaster-related materials were on display, including information on the organization itself, a “Disaster Response Manual” made by international students, “Tsubasa” (an intermediate-level Japanese language textbook dealing with disasters) and posters about disasters around the world. In addition to this, the booth also ran a role-play activity based around exchanging information with foreigners. This event was attended by many local government workers and families, and both the faculty members and students energetically promoted their volunteer activities.