Lessons from Japan: Communication key to business continuity

Disaster response

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Tsunami damage after the earthquake in eastern Japan

Months have passed since eastern Japan was struck by an earthquake of unprecedented force and destructive power. The Tohoku earthquake, also known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, on March 11 left 20,000 people dead or missing in the affected areas, and was at magnitude 9.0 – the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan since records began (and among the most powerful ever recorded worldwide).

The damage caused by an earthquake depends not so much on the magnitude as on the readiness of the area

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