JDR Vol.11 No.3 pp. 443-453
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0443

Survey Report:

Developments of Tools to Survive the Disasters – Civil Empowerment of “Zest for Living in Disaster” –

Shosuke Sato*, Fumihiko Imamura*, Mari Yasuda*, Motoaki Sugiura*,**, and Rui Nouchi*,**,***

*International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Aoba, 468-1 Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0845, Japan

**Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

***Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

September 2, 2015
January 4, 2016
June 1, 2016
zest for living in disaster, social implementation, disaster education, social education, disaster resilience enlightenment
This paper introduces practical efforts to reduce local disasters in the “Project on civil empowerment for ‘zest for life during a disaster’” undertaken by the authors and the three projects that have been developed and implemented thus far: “Pocket Notebook and Handbook for Family’s Disaster Resilience (MINNA-NO-BOSAI TECHO),” “Pocket Notebook and Handbook for Boys and Girls Disaster Resilience (BOKU-NO-WATASHI-NO-BOSAI TECHO),” and “SENDAI CAMP (BOSAI CAMP).” These activities were reported on a public forum in the third UN World Congress on Disaster Reduction, where the importance of involving all citizens in disaster reduction and prevention through projects was recognized in a comprehensive discussion.
Cite this article as:
S. Sato, F. Imamura, M. Yasuda, M. Sugiura, and R. Nouchi, “Developments of Tools to Survive the Disasters – Civil Empowerment of “Zest for Living in Disaster” –,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11 No.3, pp. 443-453, 2016.
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