Tag : disaster — 16 items matching

  • A Disaster-Resilient, “Frugal” Information System

    September 26, 2014

    In March 2011, the Tohoku region of Japan suffered the worst earthquake and tsunami disaster to ever hit the country. Hampering rescue and relief activities in the immediate aftermath of the quake was the serious damage to the communications in …

  • Fellow’s Paper Published in IEEE Communications Magazine

    February 14, 2014

    “Sustaining Life during the Early Stages of Disaster Relief with a Frugal Information System: Learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake” was co-authored by Mihoko Sakurai, a Sylff fellow at Keio University in 2013–14, and points to the need …

  • Delivering Food to Philippine Typhoon Victims

    November 18, 2013

    In addition to the donation drive spearheaded by the Ateneo de Manila University for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines), a relief campaign is being promoted by Sherilyn Siy Tan, a Sylff fellow who completed her …

  • Lessons That Will Last a Lifetime

    March 18, 2013

    I learned about the Michinoku Wind Orchestra project in spring 2012. I had a wonderful time on an earlier visit to Japan, so I was eager to travel there again. I also wanted to

  • A Real Conversation through Music

    December 10, 2012

    Our expedition began at the Charles de Gaulle airport, where Dylan, Carl-Emmanuel and I had agreed to meet. Excited and impatient,

  • A “Re-oxygenating” Experience

    November 8, 2012

    This week constituted a profoundly human experience, bringing together as it did musicians of different nationalities in a very particular context. The encounter with these Japanese students was, for me, absolutely remarkable. In their way of l …

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