World Tsunami Day 2016 Japanese schools hold earthquake and tsunami drills

saturday marks the first world tsunami Awareness Day now the UN General Assembly designated November 5th at world tsunami Awareness Day last December after a proposal by Japan it commemorates the day in 1854 when a Japanese farmer set fire to rise sheaves which help villagers evacuate in the dark after a tsunami struck the kii Peninsula in 2011 a tsunami triggered by an earthquake in East Japan killed over 14 thousand people the first w ta d focuses on education and evacuation drills on friday more than 400,000 people in Japan's wakayama prefecture took part in an earthquake and tsunami drill