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JDR Vol.13 No.7 p. 1233
(2018)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2018.p1233

Editorial:

Special Issue on the First World Bosai Forum

Fumihiko Imamura, Yuichi Ono, and Daisuke Sasaki

Director, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
468-1 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8572, Japan

Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
468-1 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8572, Japan

Assistant Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
468-1 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8572, Japan

Published:
December 1, 2018

The World Bosai Forum was held at the Sendai International Center and Kawauchi Hagi Hall, Tohoku University, bringing together 947 participants from over 42 countries. This was nearly double the number of participants that we had initially expected. Proactive and meaningful discussions were held by a wide range of officials and experts from domestic and overseas industries, governments, academia, and private sectors, as well as by local citizens. From our partnership with the Asian Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction (ACUDR) and International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (USMCA), we had a total of 126 participants.

We successfully created a platform for building international cooperation to share and resolve the current situation and handle various challenges for Bosai or disaster risk reduction. Practical and effective discussions have contributed to raising and promoting awareness of Bosai and the Sendai Framework 2015–2030 to the world from Sendai. Our first World Bosai Forum was concluded with productive outcomes, and its future meetings will be held every 2 years.

The guest editors of this special issue are pleased to publish valuable academic papers presented at the first World Bosai Forum. As you may notice, this research stems from a wide variety of current issues. The nature of interdisciplinary approaches may be unique to the World Bosai Forum, and the guest editors hope that this special issue will contribute to enhanced recognition of the Forum.

Cite this article as:
F. Imamura, Y. Ono, and D. Sasaki, “Special Issue on the First World Bosai Forum,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.13, No.7, p. 1233, 2018.
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References
  1. [1] The Organizing Committee for the World Bosai Forum/IDRC 2017 in Sendai, “World Bosai Forum/IDRC 2017 in Sendai Report,” Sendai, The Organizing Committee for the World Bosai Forum/IDRC 2017 in Sendai, 2018. http://www.worldbosaiforum.com/2017/english/report/ [retrieved Novemver 12, 2018]

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