NDYS 2006 newspaper articles
and Taiwan are relayed with Internet SHS students discussed the
Each student shared the experience of disasters
Disaster Youth Summit 2006 in Taiwanh was held on January 7, which
is the event that students around the world talked about the Natural
Disasters through Video Conferencing connecting Kobe and Taiwan.
About 100 students gathered in JICA Hyogo, the meeting place
in Kobe, to teach lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
event has been sponsored by JEARN Committee of the NDYS, Kobe, Hyogo,
Japan. Last year the
first NDYS was held in Awaji, Kobe and about 60 students from 12
countries gathered in Hyogo Prefecture.
This year the summit was transferred to Kaohsung, Taiwan and
connected to Kobe with internet.
Taiwan, besides from Iran, Malaysia and Korea, about 20 students
from Hyogo prefectural Maiko high school joined in the summit;
meanwhile, in Kobe, Hyogo prefectural Awazi high school and Kobe
municipal Fukiai high school students participated in the meeting.
scenes of the respective meeting places were projected on the
large-sized screen and everything was being conducted in English.
The students shared their experiences or lessons of Natural
Disasters. In Kobe,
FUKIAI SHS students introduced the Global Disaster Safety Map after
explaining the case in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
They expressed their own feelings, gTo help each other in
the neighborhood everyday works better in a time of disasterh,
the middle of the meeting, there was a happening that interrupted
the voice communication. Despite
that, Maki Adachi (18) and Eimi Nakaguchi (18), FUKIAI SHS third
year students, who hosted the discussion said, gAs ICT has
evolved, the world can become one.
Through high technology like this, sharing the lessons of
past natural disasters each country got is much more useful for
Translated by Rieko Adachi (JEARN)