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JDR Vol.9 No.2 pp. 216-236
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2014.p0216
(2014)

Survey Report:

Practice on an Education and Training Program to Development of Response Literacy to Earthquake Disaster in a Central Business District in Japan

Yoe Masuzawa*1, Yoshiaki Hisada*2, Masahiro Murakami*2,
Jun Shindo*3, Masamitsu Miyamura*2, Hitoshi Suwa*4,
Satoshi Tanaka*5, Kaoru Mizukoshi*6, and Yosuke Nakajima*7

*1Masuzawa Engineering Research & Consulting, 4-11-9-309 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051, Japan

*2Faculty of Architecture, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

*3Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Risk Management, Tokyo, Japan

*4Obayashi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

*5Graduate School of Environment and Disaster Research, Tokoha University, Shizuoka, Japan

*6Mizukoshi and Associates, Tokyo, Japan

*7Engineering and Risk Services Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Received:
December 12, 2013
Accepted:
February 12, 2014
Published:
March 1, 2014
Keywords:
earthquake disaster, central business district, response literacy to disaster, education and training
Abstract

This paper discusses an experiential training and education program designed to improve the response literacy in the event of a large-scale earthquake in the Shinjuku station area in Tokyo, which is a central business district representative of Japan. The features of the Shinjuku station area are described, and the activities of the Shinjuku Station Area Disaster Response Measure Committee, made up of businesses and other concerns located in the vicinity of Shinjuku station, as well as the education and training program implemented by the committee to train personnel are introduced. An overview is given of the seminars and workshops given as part of the education and training program in fiscal 2013, targeted at employees of businesses in charge of disaster response. The report then describes the Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Drill, which was conducted for the purpose of enabling the participants of the seminars and workshops to practice the skills and techniques for disaster response they had acquired, and conducting a comprehensive exercise on disaster response activities within businesses or the area. Finally, the results of a questionnaire survey conducted on the drill participants are discussed.

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