Disaster Risk Reduction

Tohoku Recovery

Challenges, Potentials and Future

Editors: Shaw, Rajib (Ed.)

  • Perhaps the most comprehensive compilation of community based recovery issues in Tohoku
  • Delivers a unique combination of policy and institutional perspectives, and lessons from key sectors, as well as specific case studies from community recovery perspective
  • Chapters written by authors spanning a variety of roles, including academicians, practitioners and professionals in the respective field
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About this book

The March 11 disaster in 2011, known as the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, caused extensive damage in various sectors. Through the recovery process, special lessons are being learned and applied in the affected region. This book attempts to draw lessons from different issues and sectors such as policy perspectives (both national and local), the role of international NGOs, fishing industries and other livelihoods, temporary housing, health, heritage, and lesson sharing. The book outlines the need and approach for sharing the lessons with wider communities in developing those lessons. Based on intensive field research, the book also provides some key lessons from community-based recovery in the affected regions of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures.

 

This book has 13 chapters in two parts. The first part of the book, with seven chapters, provides a set of lessons from diverse sectors. The second part, with six chapters, provides case studies from different areas of Tohoku. Six specific issues are addressed in part 1: the role of international agencies, livelihood (namely, fisheries) recovery, temporary housing, health, heritage, and lesson sharing. Part 2 has six case studies from different areas of the Tohoku region, including Fukushima.

 

The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and recovery studies. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends in the field and furnishes basic knowledge about these vital topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision-making.

About the authors

Rajib Shaw is a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan.  He worked closely with the local communities, NGOs, governments and international organization, including United Nations, especially in the Asian countries.  He is currently the Chair of the United Nations Asia Regional Task Force for Urban Risk Reduction, and the President of Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM). His research interests are: community based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education.  He has published several books in the field of disaster and environmental management. He is also the Chief Editor of Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Tohoku Recovery: Reflections on Some Key Lessons

    Shaw, Rajib

    Pages 3-12

  • Role of International NGO in an Unprecedented Disaster in Japan

    Komino, Takeshi

    Pages 13-26

  • The Situation and Challenges of Recovery of Fishing Industries in Tohoku Region

    Hishida, Nozomi (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

  • Regional Comparison of Temporary Housing Construction Processes After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Murao, Osamu

    Pages 37-50

  • Lessons of Health Sector Recovery on Tohoku Disaster

    Isayama, Kenji (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55136-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55135-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56373-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tohoku Recovery
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Potentials and Future
Editors
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55136-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55136-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55135-5
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56373-0
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 193
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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