disaster preparedness

We make eco-friendly instant noodles from the water in Tokyo Bay

You never know when you might need to make yakisoba with raw water, so why not learn how?
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Tottori airport serves crab soup from a faucet and… Dammit Seiji, put down that plastic bottle!

Seiji continues his mad quest to make this website FaucetNews24 with his endless makeshift plastic bottle taps.

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Tokyo police’s lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great as a home beer dispenser

Seiji finds yet another use for the Tokyo police’s simple survival tip.

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Lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great for making the legendary “juice faucet”【Video】

We find that a great disaster tip is also the stuff that juicy dreams are made of.

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These little-known Japanese plastic bags can be a lifesaver in times of disaster

Unless you live in a handful of prefectures, you’ve probably never even heard of I-wrap, but those who know it swear by it.

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We try out “instant rice balls”, prepared with water, to see if they’re actually tasty

These rice balls are meant to be cooked easily and to last for a long time…but do they sacrifice flavor for function?

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Tokyo disaster tip: How to make a diaper with just two items you have in your home

Disaster preparedness team’s tip could save your nostrils.

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North Korea missile alert manga produced by Japanese government office

The cartoon might look cute and colourful, but the message it conveys is frightening.

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Tokyo police department’s disaster safety tip: How to make a lantern using a bottle of water

Bright idea could keep you safe if an earthquake or typhoon leaves you without electricity.

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The “Rakulet” adds a corrugated layer of luxury to cardboard toilets

Hot on the heels of a bed made of cardboard for use in disasters, one company has upped the ante with a whole line of cardboard emergency goods including a range of toilets to suit your needs.

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New Japanese battery only needs water to power up smartphones in a disaster

Sitting on several fault lines, Japan is no stranger to natural disasters and the havoc that ensues afterward. While these tragedies can’t be prevented, their effects can be lessened by making a disaster preparedness kit to handle several days without power or access to food and water.

A key item in these kits is usually batteries, and a Japanese company’s recent announcement about a new kind of battery is expected to completely change the way we prepare for disasters. Only needing to be filled with water, the “Mg Box” battery can be used to charge smartphones, and the invention has made the Japanese company’s stock skyrocket as investors rush to back the game-changing technology.

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