single-dr.php

JDR Vol.16 No.2 pp. 244-249
(2021)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2021.p0244

Survey Report:

Education for Disaster Risk Reduction in Hyogo to Be Handed Down Through Generations

Yasuhito Kawata*,†, Kensuke Takenouchi**, and Katsuya Yamori**

*Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
DRI-West6F, 1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-0073, Japan

Corresponding author

**Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Received:
August 3, 2020
Accepted:
September 23, 2020
Published:
February 1, 2021
Keywords:
education, school, earthquake, telling live lessons from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
Abstract

Twenty-five years have passed since the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. While Hyogo Prefecture and the city of Kobe have made a strong recovery, they also have a social responsibility to pass on lessons learned from the past to future generations. To retell the past, disasters are also well known for their war stories and peace education programs. Various peace education initiatives have been implemented around the world. While many people can talk about the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake based on their experiences, an increasing number of people have not experienced the disaster. In addition, the number of schoolteachers who cannot describe the disaster to children are increasing because they were born after the disaster. This paper introduces the Promotion Program of Education for disaster risk reduction implemented by the Kobe City Board of Education and investigates how education for disaster risk reduction has developed in schools. The authors involved and surveyed two elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. This survey points out the importance of continuous education for disaster risk reduction, and highlights the importance of dialogue and interaction with people who have not experienced the disaster, so that the story of the disaster can be narrated in their own words.

Cite this article as:
Yasuhito Kawata, Kensuke Takenouchi, and Katsuya Yamori, “Education for Disaster Risk Reduction in Hyogo to Be Handed Down Through Generations,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.16, No.2, pp. 244-249, 2021.
Data files:
References
  1. [1] Kobe City Board of Education, “Passing on the lessons of the disaster: Messages for teachers,” February 2020 (in Japanese).
  2. [2] T. Murakami, “Study of Peace Education to Pass On the War Experience to the Fourth Generation (the Next Generation),” Hiroshima Peace Science, Vol.40, pp. 33-50, 2018 (in Japanese).
  3. [3] S. Ran, “Post-War Japanese Society and the Manchurian Immigrant Experience,” H. Hama (Ed.), “The Formation of Civic Consciousness in Post-War Japan: The Intergenerational Transmission of the War Experience,” pp. 53-84, Keio University Press, 2008 (in Japanese).
  4. [4] The Nishinippon Shimbun, https://www.nishinippon.co.jp/item/n/405016/ (in Japanese) [accessed July 1, 2020]
  5. [5] S. Jiang, “Recording and Preserving Air Raid Memories in Kagoshima City,” J. of the Doctorate Studies in Social Sciences, Vol.17, pp. 23-41, 2020 (in Japanese with English abstract).
  6. [6] Kobe City Board of Education, “A collection of practices to promote education for disaster risk reduction in Kobe (H30),” March 2019 (in Japanese).
  7. [7] Kobe City Board of Education, “A collection of practices to promote education for disaster risk reduction in Kobe (R1),” March 2020 (in Japanese).
  8. [8] K. Yamori, S. Suwa, and N. Funaki, “Dreaming of Education for Disaster Risk Reduction,” Koyoshobo, 2007 (in Japanese).
  9. [9] Hyogo Prefectural Maiko Senior High School, https://www.hyogo-c.ed.jp/maiko-hs/kanbo_2.html (in Japanese) [accessed July 1, 2020]

*This site is desgined based on HTML5 and CSS3 for modern browsers, e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera.

Last updated on Mar. 05, 2021