JDR Vol.10 No.4 pp. 687-692
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2015.p0687


Voluntary Isolation After the Disaster: The Loss of Community and Family in the Super Aged Society in Japan

Kanako Sasaki and Miyako Sakurai

Tohoku University
6-3-09 Aramaki aza Aoba, Sendai, Japan

March 5, 2015
June 7, 2015
August 1, 2015
natural disaster, super-aged society, community, family structure, post-disaster
In the four years since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the number of local elderly persons who live alone in temporary housing has increased. In fact, elderly persons are willing to remain in temporary housing, isolating themselves from family members to join comforting community. This research focuses on why these elderly persons have chosen to isolate themselves.
Cite this article as:
K. Sasaki and M. Sakurai, “Voluntary Isolation After the Disaster: The Loss of Community and Family in the Super Aged Society in Japan,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.10 No.4, pp. 687-692, 2015.
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