Listen to the Earth学ぼうBOSAI 地球の声を聞こう

  • 11 x 10 min.
  • English, Spanish, M/E, HD

©NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

“Listen to the Earth” is a disaster prevention series where children and adults alike are encouraged to give serious thought to the topic. The islands of Japan continue to be assaulted by various natural disasters. For instance, many precious lives were lost to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Great East Japan Earthquake alone. To better deal with these disasters, children and adults must fully understand the mechanism behind natural disasters and think through what actions must be taken to protect lives. By properly comprehending the horrors of nature and sharing the sorrow associated with losing loved ones, this series sheds light onto disasters that affect humans, including earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons and volcanic eruptions. Its objective is first to have people properly understand why such disasters occur. Then, based on this understanding, the viewers are given guidance as to what actions are required to protect oneself and one’s family. On the topic of earthquakes, seismologist Satoko Oki of Keio University’s Faculty of Environment and Information Studies offers valuable information. As a frontrunner in this field, she thoroughly teaches the mechanisms of natural disasters with the use of images, computer graphics and experiments.

1. What Do Seismic Waves Tell Us? / 地震波が教えてくれること

2. What Causes Earthquakes? / 地震はなぜ起こるの?

3. Our Living Planet / 地球は生きている

4. Protect Yourself from Lightning / 雷から身を守ろう

5. Learn How Tornados are Formed / 竜巻の正体を知ろう

6. Predict the Path of Typhoons / 台風の進路を予測しよう

7. What Causes Volcanic Eruptions? / 噴火のしくみを学ぼう

8. What Happens before a Volcano Erupts? / 噴火の前に何が起きる?

9. Being Prepared for an Unexpected Volcanic Eruption / 突然の噴火に備えよう

10. How to Stay Safe When a Typhoon Hits / 自分の町を知って台風に備えよう

11. How to Stay Safe in a Flood / 河川氾濫に備えよう