2024 Nominations for “Hamaguchi Award”

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism started nomination for “Hamaguchi Award”.
"Hamaguchi Award" is an international award for individuals and/or organizations that have made significant scientific or pragmatic contributions to the enhancement of coastal resilience against tsunami, storm surge and other coastal disasters, which will raise people's awareness of disaster resilience.
Final deadline: Friday, May 31 , 2024
*both airmails and e-mails must be accepted by the due date
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Who is Hamaguchi Goryo?
Hamaguchi Goryo was born on a little village which is called Hirogawa town, Wakayama Prefecture now. When the large tsunami resulting from the 1854 Nankai Earthquake struck the village, he guided his fellow villagers to evacuate to higher ground by setting fire to his precious sheaves of rice equivalent to his whole year's harvest as a signal of warning. His post-disaster contributions such as building shelters for victims and breakwater apparently minimized post-tsunami damage.