This is the fifth of 'Tsunami Story Books', a series of illustrated real-life stories from the Asia-Pacific for children.
The “Tsunami Walk”: Stories from Japan
March 11, 2023
Yuichi Ono, a Japanese professor, walked for 40 days on the coastline of Japan with his friends to hear stories from people impacted by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. After walking 800km, “one thing was clear: preparation saved many lives”. Read now the 5th ‘UNDP Tsunami Story Book’, a journey throughout Japan and its resilient and inspiring sites.
The UNDP ‘Tsunami Story Books’ is a series of illustrated real-life stories from the Asia-Pacific region that aims to help children better understand the magnitude of a tsunami and how to be prepared. Each story features different community heroes and explains how children can protect themselves, their families, and friends from tsunamis and manage difficult emotions when confronted with a tsunami. The books – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – are part of the ‘Strengthening School Tsunami Preparedness in Asia-Pacific’, a United Nations Development Programme project, in partnership with the Government of Japan.
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