JDR Vol.16 No.2 pp. 224-227
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2021.p0224


International Post-Disaster Cooperation Toward Recovery and Keeping Memories Alive –Exploring Their Close Relationship–

Masaru Sakato

Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding author

June 20, 2020
January 15, 2021
February 1, 2021
international post-disaster cooperation toward recovery, sustainability of remembering disasters, disaster education, disaster memories

After a certain span of time, newer generations cannot remember the live lessons learned by previous generations from disasters. This becomes increasingly difficult as new generations evolve, particularly when the generation holding the personal experience of the disaster has passed away. This letter examines the possible effects of international support activities for disaster victims and rebuilding from disaster (referred to as “international post-disaster cooperation toward recovery”) on keeping disaster memories alive across generations. It is difficult to define a direct relationship between international post-disaster cooperation toward recovery and disaster recollection, because the period of international post-disaster cooperation toward recovery being implemented does not coincide with the new generation remembering the disaster and learning from it. However, this letter identifies the potential benefits of international post-disaster cooperation toward recovery for keeping the memories of the disaster alive in newer generations.

Cite this article as:
M. Sakato, “International Post-Disaster Cooperation Toward Recovery and Keeping Memories Alive –Exploring Their Close Relationship–,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.16 No.2, pp. 224-227, 2021.
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