2019年02月09日

Japan's meteorological observation is mainly made by AMeDAS running up to 1,300 or so throughout the country.

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The meteorological Agency in Japan issues a weather forecast based on the information from AMeDAS (Automated Meteorological Data Acquisition System), weather radar, radiosondes, weather satellites, etc. As there are many active volcanoes here and there in Japan, the Meteorological Agency is also occupied in watching these dangerous volcanoes and earthquakes. Once an earthquake occurs anywhere in Japan, the epicenter and seismic intensity of important areas near the epicenter are immediately announced on TV and the radio. In addition, the public transportation systems are automatically stopped to avoid serious damage caused by the quake. Thanks to the old weather data of 150 years' duration, overwhelming number of observation points and items, and the world's top class efficient computer, the accuracy of the weather report in Japan is amazing. The picture shows the AMeDAS found in the Kitanomaru Park in Chiyoda-ku Tokyo.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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