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Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region using satellite

The system could be particularly effective in encouraging evacuation and managing relief activities in remote areas such as small islands and mountainous regions
The government is preparing to test a disaster early warning system for the Asia-Pacific region using one of its quasi-zenith satellites later this year, a Kobe-based international organization said Sunday.

Preparations are underway for the first test overseas later this year in India and Papua New Guinea as Japan aims to expand its contribution to other Asian countries’ disaster prevention and potential impacts of natural disasters on Japanese manufacturers’ production and supply chains, according to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC).

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One of Japan’s four Michibiki global positioning system satellites will be employed to relay information from institutions monitoring weather conditions, ADRC officials said.

Read entire article Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region later this year using satellite | Japan Times

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