JDR Vol.7 No.sp pp. 517-527
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0517


Government’s Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Atsushi Koresawa

Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2-1-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8927, Japan

April 4, 2012
June 28, 2012
August 1, 2012
Great East Japan Earthquake, Hyogo Framework for Action, tsunami, response, recovery
This paper analyzes how the Japanese government has responded to the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that devastated cities and towns along the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan claiming many precious lives and causing extremely extensive destruction. The resilience of a society depends largely on how it identifies existing gaps, how it addresses them in the recovery process, and how it integrates solutions in the existing disastermanagement system as a result. From such a perspective, this paper examines the government’s response to the disaster for approximately the first one year following it by taking stock of progress made versus the priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.
Cite this article as:
A. Koresawa, “Government’s Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7 No.sp, pp. 517-527, 2012.
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