The cover of the book (Source: infonet.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – A book titled “Kyojinka: enhancing national capacity in combating natural disasters in Japan, Asia and the world” has been introduced to Vietnamese readers on the occasion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Japan. 

The book gathers research studies on natural disaster response of Japanese politicians, scholars and famous policy research organisations, as well as major lessons drawn by Japan during the combat. 

It is expected to provide a source of references to making policies, organizing and managing society for sustainable development, and overcoming challenges stemming from climate change.

Through the book, Vietnamese readers can understand more about the land and people of Japan, hence contributing to consolidating the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once advised people to read the book as it tells how Japanese people cope with natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and drought along with man-made disasters such as nuclear power plant incidents and wars. 

According to the World Bank, Vietnam will likely face damage of more than 141.2 trillion VND (6.7 billion USD) due to natural disasters such as typhoons, floods or earthquakes in the next 50 years.

As estimated, about 60 percent of the country’s total land area and 71 percent of its population are at risk of cyclones and floods, the bank said.-VNA