The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: A Message from Japan to Thailand
Natt Leelawat*1,*2,, Ampan Laosunthara*2, Jing Tang*2,*3, Anawat Suppasri*4, Anat Ruangrassamee*5,*6, Prasert Akkharaprathompong*1,*2, and Fumihiko Imamura*4
*1Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
*2Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
*3International School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
*4International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
*5Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
*6Center of Excellence in Earthquake Engineering and Vibration, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand was among the countries that suffered losses and damage as a result of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. Ten years have passed since the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. The various lessons learned and research on the 2011 disaster in Japan have reached Thailand. This can be seen in the numerous interactive activities associated to the World Tsunami Awareness Day, as well as several tsunami-related research and development programs applied to the country. This article summarizes those activities and highlights key examples. It also acts as a conduit for related communication between the two countries, Japan and Thailand.
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