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Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration

Insights and Assessment after 5 Years

Editors: Santiago-Fandiño, V., Sato, S., Maki, N., Iuchi, K. (Eds.)

  • Compiles new information and knowledge about the restoration and reconstruction activities undertaken over a five years period in one of the most earthquake and tsunami devastated coastal areas in the world
  • Illustrates the achievements and failures of plans and activities supported by large financial resources and human efforts in different sectors during 5 years
  • Compiles real case situations on technical, scientific, social and non-scientific (i.e. management and policy) fields
  • Presents chapters written by well-known experts
  • Serves as a reference work due to its wide scope and topics
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About this book

This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami – a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration plan drawn up by the Japanese Government.

The respective chapters explore technical, scientific, social and non-scientific (policy-related) aspects, including: reconstruction and restoration policies, infrastructure and designs for tsunami coastal defence, resilient urban areas and affected communities, housing and relocation schemes, disaster mitigation and evacuation measures, reactivation of the economy, revitalization of fisheries and coastal agriculture, and industry and tourism. The book also illustrates some of the achievements and failures in a broad range of projects and initiatives intended to address the above-mentioned issues, making it particularly relevant for experts, decision makers, students and other interested scholars.

About the authors

Kanako Iuchi joined International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, in 2013 as an associate professor. Her areas of expertise include disaster management planning, urban and regional planning, and community development in international settings. Prior to joining IRIDeS, she worked as an Urban Specialist in the World Bank and an international development planner and researcher with bi- and multi-lateral organizations; national, regional, and local governments; and communities in more than ten countries across East and South Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. She holds a BS from Tsukuba University, an MRP from Cornell University, and a PhD from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in urban and regional planning. Her primary research interest is on understanding a better planning tools and procedures for resettlement after disasters, and is currently exploring the theme in different settings including Japan, Indonesia, Philippines and the US. 
Norio Maki is professor at Kyoto University in Japan and holds various degrees in Engineering including a PhD. He is currently working at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of this institution. Before becoming a full time Professor in 2014 he worked at various key positions including Team Leader at the Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center of the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention and Senior Researcher at the Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center, RIKEN both in Japan. Prof. Maki has been a Member of the Committee of National Land Use Planning, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Tourism in Japan, and nowadays he is an active Member of the Tsunami Research Committee (MEXT, Japan) and an Emergency Management Advisor in Kyoto Prefecture. He has published a number of scientific papers and managed research projects on disaster prevention topics. Prof. Maki’s main interests are Long Term Recovery From Disaster, Multi-hazard Strategic Disaster Reduction Planning, and Information Sharing for Disaster Response.

Vicente Santiago worked in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for over 23 years. Initially as Deputy Coordinator of the Environmental Training Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico), then as Deputy Coordinator of the Regional Programme on Integrated Planning and Institutional Development for the Wider Caribbean Region (Jamaica), and finally as Water Officer at the International Environmental Technology Centre located in Japan.  He has carried out projects and activities in various countries in the Caribbean region, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North and South America, as well as in Europe collaborating with governments, institutions and NGOs.  His areas of expertise include integrated coastal zone management, integrated river and lakes management, water quality and wetlands, and lately natural hazards in coastal areas mainly earthquakes and tsunamis. He has published a number of technical reports, environmental training materials, scientific and technical papers as well as edited a number of books. He received his Bachelor degree as a Biologist at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), Master in Science degree in Marine Biology at the University College North Wales; Bangor (Wales, UK), and Ph.D. in Environmental Chemial Engineering (Applied Sciences) at Exeter University (England, UK) initiating his professional career as lecturer at the Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM).  At present he is an Invited Researcher at the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) in Japan and also works as a freelance consultant.


Shinji Sato graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 1983. He worked as a research associate at Civil Engineering Department and received Dr. Eng. degree in 1987. He then moved to Yokohama National University and worked as an associate professor until 1994. He moved to Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction and worked for the Coast Division until 1999. He then moved to the University of Tokyo and was appointed to a professor in 2000. His major is coastal engineering, especially sediment movement and beach evolution. His research topics include nearshore processes, large-scale long-term coastal evolution, infragravity motion, coastal disaster mitigation against storm surge and tsunami, and sustainability of coastal environment. He has done pioneering works on oscillatory boundary layer flow over bedforms, numerical model development of nonlinear dispersive waves, nearshore currents due to waves and winds, and sediment movement in the watershed scale. He was awarded with Excellent Paper Award of Japan Society of Civil Engineers in 1998, Coastal Engineering Journal Award in 2005 and JSCE Excellent Book Publication Award in 2014. He currently serves as a special advisor of ocean policy to the cabinet.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Complexities and Difficulties Behind the Implementation of Reconstruction Plans After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011

    Onoda, Yasuaki (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

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  • The Problems of Plan-Making: Reconstruction Plans After the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Akimoto, Fukuo

    Pages 21-36

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  • Building Back a Better Tohoku After the March 2011 Tsunami: Contradicting Evidence

    Nagamatsu, Shingo

    Pages 37-54

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  • Creating Urban Resilience Using Spatial Planning: The Case of Miyako City During the First Five Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Mägdefrau, Nadine

    Pages 55-66

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  • Lessons Learned in Disaster Debris Management of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Norton, Terri R.

    Pages 67-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration
Book Subtitle
Insights and Assessment after 5 Years
Editors
  • Vicente Santiago-Fandiño
  • Shinji Sato
  • Norio Maki
  • Kanako Iuchi
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58691-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58691-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58690-8
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 485
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 139 illustrations in colour
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