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JDR Vol.13 No.1 pp. 62-69
(2018)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2018.p0062

Paper:

A Comparison of Disaster Management Plans for Both Japan and Myanmar

Rena Kikuchi*,†, Muneyoshi Numada**, May Myat Mon***, Tun Naing***, Khin Than Yu***, and Kimiro Meguro**

*Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan

Corresponding author

**International Center for Urban Safety Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

***Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar

Received:
September 1, 2017
Accepted:
February 7, 2018
Published:
February 20, 2018
Keywords:
Myanmar, disaster management, disaster management plan, disaster management law, content analysis
Abstract

Recently, national level disaster management legislation systems have been established in Myanmar, and preparation of disaster management plans at the township level has also been encouraged. This study aims to explain these disaster management plans in Myanmar through content analysis and comparison with the Japanese Municipality Disaster Management Plan. The classification of activities by 45 categories revealed the prioritized activities in the disaster management plan for each township. Furthermore, the comparison identified differences between the disaster management plans of the two countries, of which some are explained by the difference in situations in Myanmar and Japan, but the others indicate activities missed in the township disaster management plans in Myanmar.

Cite this article as:
R. Kikuchi, M. Numada, M. Mon, T. Naing, K. Yu, and K. Meguro, “A Comparison of Disaster Management Plans for Both Japan and Myanmar,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.13, No.1, pp. 62-69, 2018.
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