Disaster Risk Reduction

Community Practices for Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

Editors: Shaw, Rajib (Ed.)

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  • Constitutes the first book on innovative approaches of community practices of Japan   
  • Links academic research and field practices
  • Highlights, in the post-disaster scenario of Japan, the key aspects of community-based risk reduction
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This book presents key lessons from community-based risk-reduction practices in Japan, a country that is often hit by disasters and that also has shown strong resilience in coping with those disasters. Japan has a strong governance system for disaster risk reduction. However, the Kobe earthquake of 1995 showed the importance of community involvement in disaster response as well as recovery. With several examples from different parts of Japan, the book elaborates on the importance of community-based risk reduction and the innovations required for sustaining some of the community approaches. The book has 13 chapters and is divided into three parts: (1) Evolution of community-based risk reduction in Japan; (2) Community-based risk-reduction issues; and (3) Case studies.

The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change 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 an Associate 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.  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)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Practices for Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan
Editors
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54246-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54246-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54245-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56136-1
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 239
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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