Call for applications: 2024 Nomination for “Hamaguchi Award” and Hamaguchi Essay Contest 2024 for High School Students

The 2024 Nomination for "Hamaguchi Award" and the "Hamaguchi Essay Contest 2024 for High School Students" are now open for applications.
【Hamaguchi Award】
International award for individuals and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the enhancement of coastal resilience against tsunami, storm surge and other coastal disasters. Deadline is May 31st, 2024.
<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.
【Hamaguchi Essay Contest】
This contest is for young people who is expected to lead the next generation as an initiative to further educate and disseminate coastal disaster prevention technologies through reading Hamaguchi Goryo’s experiences. Deadline is until July 31st, 2024.
Please check the links below for the detailed information.
2024 Nomination for “Hamaguchi Award”:
Hamaguchi Essay Contest 2024 for High School Students:
Please access to here for Japan’s famous anecdote of “Inamura-no-hi” (burning of harvested rice sheaves, the episode of Hamaguchi Goryo)