How the world can assist Japan

Japan is known not only for its experience with devastating disasters, but also for innovations in disaster risk reduction. Back in 1990, when the United Nations started its first International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction (1990-1999), Japan was one of the strongest supporters.







not only ~ but also ・・ ~だけでなく・・も、devastating <形>壊滅的な、innovation <形>技術革新、reduction <名>縮小 <動>reduce。



reduce = re(=back)+duce(=lead)→元に導く⇒小さくする

produce = pro(=forward)+duce →前に導く⇒生み出す

introduce = intro(=inward)+duce →中に導く⇒紹介する