Japan and Philippines Build a #WeatherWiser Nation

Ber months usually excite Filipinos with the “sweater-weather” because of the cold breeze brought about by Hanging Amihan, or the Northeast Monsoon.

But despite the impresssion of a finer weather, the months of October, November, and December actually bore witness to strong tropical cyclones such as Haiyan, Hagupit and Melor.

Thus, there is still a need to stay vigilant, and to be weather-wiser during this season.

L-R: WeatherNews Inc. Operation Leader (Manila) Koro Hirozaku, WeatherPhilippines President Susan Valdez, WxBunka Foundation Head Director Jiro Miyabe, WeatherPhilippines General Manager Dave Valeriano

L-R: WeatherNews Inc. Operation Leader (Manila) Koro Hirozaku, WeatherPhilippines President Susan Valdez, WxBunka Foundation Head Director Jiro Miyabe, WeatherPhilippines General Manager Dave Valeriano

Last October 6, 2016, WxBunka Foundation of Japan partnered with WeatherPhilippines to create a weather-preparedness culture that’s deeply embedded in the Filipino consciousness.

WxBunka Foundation will initiate this vision with WeatherPhilippines through a donation of JPY 2.5 M or Php 1.7 M.

The donation will enable WeatherPhilippines to convert 60 Eastern Visayas Automated Weather Stations (AWS) into solar-powered units. “Through this partnership, Japan and the Philippines can build a weather culture that sustainably saves lives, and enhances livelihoods”- Jiro Miyabe, Head Director, WxBunka Foundation.

About WxBunka Foundation:

WxBunka Foundation is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Weather News Inc., which considers the importance of unconventional wisdom and out-of-the-box thinking for the development of practical weather-based applications that respond to the need for disaster mitigation, economy and environmental issues across a wide range of businesses, organizations, researchers and individuals. The Foundation grants awards and financial assistance to innovators whose contributions are aligned to the creation of a “weather culture”.

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