Faculty of Social Sciences Yogyakarta State University (FIS UNY) held Stadium General with the theme "Disaster Prevention Education" on Thursday (15/2). The event that took place in the Big Room of the second floor of LPPM UNY Building presented Prof. Kiyoko Majima from Aichi University of Education Japan as a speaker. Hundreds of participants consisting of students of IPS Education Department, Geography Education and State Administration Science and lecturer of FIS UNY attended the stadium general event which was guided directly by Utami Dewi, M.PP. Lecturer of State Administration Science and Head of International Cooperation Division U2IK FIS UNY. Also present was Vice Dean I, Dr. Taat Wulandari, M. Pd., Who gave a speech and opened the event.
In his speech, Taat said that the event is a very valuable opportunity for FIS UNY students to increase their knowledge about disaster mitigation. Taat is very supportive of these activities because it is very useful for students to learn government policies in responding to natural disasters and what steps are taken by the government to overcome them. "I urge all students to get knowledge and information as much as possible. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask because you cannot speak English or Japanese, because there are translators who will translate it. "She added while pointing toward the translator.
On the same occasion, Prof. Kiyoko Majima explained about Disaster Prevention Education. Majima started her presentation by asking what the similarities between Indonesia and Japan are. According to Majima, Indonesia and Japan have geographical similarities so that many natural disasters are the same as earthquakes and tsunamis. Majima also features general overviews of how the tsunami could occur and how much impact it will have on the Japanese people, especially for the Shichigahama townspeople of the Miyagi Prefecture (a kind of province in Japan) that suffered a major earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011. Majima's explanation was reinforced by several photographs of debris left over from earthquake and tsunami, refugee condition, warehouse for relief aid, and interview with disaster victims in Shichigahama city of Japan.
Majima added that in Japan, students are taught the steps that must be done when an earthquake and tsunami occur. Schools in Japan work with parents to instill these sciences for their students. At the end of the session, Prof. Kiyoko Majima gave a gift of books about the earthquake and tsunami disaster that occurred in Japan to the students who asked. ((Eis/eko)

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