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Japan Disaster Preparedness

9/11 Was Also the Six Month Anniversary of Japan's Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Christal Smith | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

I asked Japan's Consul General, who was marking his last full day as a member of the diplomatic corps in LA, to tell us what lessons we can learn from Japan's catastrophe.

Unpacking for a Disaster: What You Need to Survive the Unexpected

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Rebecca Solnit

The usual emphasis on panic in disasters implies that, in a crisis, we're all sheep wheeling around idiotically and selfishly trampling those around us. But those who study the subject confirm that most of us behave beautifully.

Japan: The Most Prepared Nation

Amy Chavez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Chavez

Japan is so adamant about preparation for disaster that sometimes it seems a bit over the top. But when disaster strikes, it becomes all too apparent that you cannot over prepare.