Tokyo, 22 September 2022 (TDI): Students from the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology’s (MJIIT) Master of Disaster Risk Management program undertook a three-week disaster prevention course.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was one of the partners to arrange the course in which trainees will cooperate and work together to prevent disasters in Malaysia.

Disaster Risk Management  

Since 2011, JICA has been helping MJIIT with yen loans, technical cooperation initiatives, and the deployment of JICA volunteers.

About 21 students from MJIIT’s Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM) program traveled to Japan this year to participate in a three-week course on “disaster prevention.”

Adding to that, trainees visited the Arakawa-Karyu River Office on September 1st, 2022, and viewed a brief simulation of the Arakawa River flooding.

They also took a short boat tour to witness the high-standard levee along the river. Many issues were actively discussed from a variety of perspectives.

Besides this, the participants rejoined on September 9th, the last day of the training, and discussed the lessons they had discovered while living in Japan.

Their opinions and views were founded on each person’s professional expertise and experience. Moreover, the trainees’ cooperation and teamwork for Malaysia’s catastrophe avoidance are highly anticipated.

In terms of disaster prevention and risk reduction, Japan is quite knowledgeable. The country will contribute to the advancement of disaster prevention measures, restoration, and reconstruction in Malaysia.

Japan does this by disseminating the information and technology that has been acquired from such challenging terrain and weather circumstances.

Japan-Malaysia Diplomatic Ties

In 1957, Japan and Malaysia formally established diplomatic ties. Since then, the Look East Policy has been put into practice, along with economic ties and cultural exchanges.

Along these lines, this also adds people-to-people contacts, all of which have enhanced bilateral relations between the two countries.