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Japanese wisdom Episode1: 台風(たいふう)Typhoon

By Ayako sensei, Posted on 07/09/2017

Japanese wisdom Episode1: 台風(たいふう)Typhoon


Japan has been affected by natural disasters for many years.

台風(たいふう) typhoon is one of them and it’s in season now.

We usually have 台風(たいふう)typhoon from the end of June to the beginning of October.


When typhoon come through Japan, it across like this.

It runs along the continental high pressure and is blown away at the middle of main island by the westerly.


Strong wind and heavy rain leave a lot of damages.

So, we have to be prepare to minimise them.

1. Protect window (glass materials)

2. Prevent water invasion

3. Save water and food



And most important tip is…


Do not go outside!!!

Umbrellas and raincoats are not useful in typhoon…

Even the one made in Japan!!!


Do you want to go outside and experience how hard it is????




The signboards might hit you!!!


And, do not go close to the beach.



Public transportation will be stopped and some roads will be closed anyway.

You can not go anywhere.



Stay at home and enjoy typhoon report on TV.



Japanese people are familiar with water.

This is because we are surrounded by the ocean.

But at the same time, we have been fighting with water disasters.

For many years, Japanese people upgrade disaster prevention and protect our lives and living area.

Where we build houses and buildings and where we do not build are the benchmarks to predict how the water goes when flooding and/or typhoon comes.


We always learn from elders’ wisdom.


↑A benchmark of where water invaded last time



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