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Mar. 15th(Sun)Sendai

Community-Based Reconstruction of Society and University Involvement:
East Japan Lessons Compared with Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan

2015.03.15 09:10 - 12:00
Japanese (English)

A participatory approach is indispensable for the realization of a resilient and comfortable basis of human living and sustainable society. For the purpose of well-prepared disaster management, lessons should be learned from the endeavors of post-disaster reconstructions in search for better frameworks for the incorporation of true voices of disaster-affected people and communities.

Free admission / registration required (admission will also be allowed on day without prior registration, however, if reservations exceeds seat capacity, priority will be given to first registrants).


Opening remarks
Prof. Fumihiko Imamura, Tohoku University
Prof. Minami Masaaki, Iwate University
Prof. Akira Negi, Kobe University
Prof. Akihiko Hokugo, Kobe University

Session one – Theme: Lessons Learned for disaster recovery
1. Lessons learned from Recovery Process of Tohoku Region
Associate Prof. Michio Ubaura, Tohoku University
2. Reconstruction of Communities: Lessons from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
and the East Japan Earthquake
Prof. Yuka Kaneko, Kobe University
3. Evaluation of Six Years Reconstruction after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
Prof. Gu Linsheng, Sichuan University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Commentator : Prof. Elizabeth Toomy, School of Law, University of Canterbury

Session two – Theme: University Involvement on post-disaster reconstructions
1. Role of University in the Afflicted Areas for Reconstruction
Prof. Katsumi Matsuoka, Iwate University
2. Passing on Memories of Disaster and Research Activities by Universities
Prof. Hiroshi Okumura, Kobe University
3. University Involvement on Disaster Management and Recovery from Sumatra Tsunami
Prof. Samsul Rizal, Rector, Syiah Kuala University
Commentator : Dr. Yung-Fang Chen, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University

Panel discussion

Closing remarks
Prof. Emeritus Yoshimitsu Shiozaki, Kobe University

Ordinary People
Japanese (English)
Kobe University, Iwate University and Tohoku University (Alliance of universities affected by disasters)
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