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GPM Core Observatory: First Images from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall satellite

Satellite Photo from NASA and JAXA GPM satellite

The joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory was launched, as

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Wed, 26/03/2014 - 10:07
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36.2048
longitude: 
138.253

Japan: Preparing for launch of ALOS-2

ALOS-2 be capable of observing day and night

Japan's next generation Earth Observation satellite ALOS-2 will be launched from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center on 24 May 2014.

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Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:31
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30.4141
longitude: 
130.901

Weather Forecasting: USA and Japan to launch Precipitation Satellite in February

Artist concept of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite.

The American and the Japanese Space Agencies, NASA and JAXA, will jointly launch a new Earth Observation satellite in February, as was announced on 26 December 2013.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:41
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30.4141
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130.901

Japan: 2011 Earthquake affected Gravity

GOCE gravity results compared to a model

ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed earlier this month that the great Japanese Earthquake from 2011 caused a tiny change in the local gravity.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:50
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38.297
longitude: 
142.372

New global agreement on disaster risk expected in 2015

Mayor of Sendai City and UNISDR Chief present the Logo of the Conference

The General Assembly confirmed that the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Sendai City, Japan from 14 to18 March 2015.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:00
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38.2682
longitude: 
140.869

Chernobyl and Fukushima: Joint satellite project to track radiation

The catastrophes of Chernobyl and Fukushima are two world's nuclear disasters

On 26 August 2013, Ukraine and Japan agreed to launch a joint satellite project with the aim of monitoring the regions surrounding Chernobyl and Fukushima, sites of the world's greatest nuclear dis

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:23
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37.7608
longitude: 
140.475

Japan: International Charter activated for floods

Satellite sees Japan

Due to unprecedented rainfall in Japan, the Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) has activated the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" on 29 July 2013, in order to deal wit

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 08:16
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36.2048
longitude: 
138.253

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Ea

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57
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38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts,  as announced

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29
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38.2682
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140.869

Tsunamis: GPS could improve early warnings says new study

Tsunami Early Warning improved by GPS measurements

BBC reported on a new German study (Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences) that fo

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Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:38