JDR Vol.19 No.3 pp. 523-533
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2024.p0523


Panel Discussion in WBF 2023: New Collaboration for Building a Resilient Society

Noriko Uchida*1 ORCID Icon, Shuji Seto*2,† ORCID Icon, Anawat Suppasri*1,*3 ORCID Icon, Takahiro Ono*4, Makoto Kobayashi*5, Mari Yasuda*1, Fumika Iitoyo*6, Keiko Itabashi*7, and Fumihiko Imamura*1,*3 ORCID Icon

*1Earthquake Induced Tsunami Risk Evaluation Lab (Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance), International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
468-1 Aramaki Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8572, Japan

*2Office for Establishment of New Faculty, Akita University
Akita, Japan

Corresponding author

*3Tsunami Engineering Lab, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan

*4Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

*5I-Resilience Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

*6Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan

*7Sendai FM Broadcasting, Inc.
Sendai, Japan

January 17, 2024
May 2, 2024
June 1, 2024
industry-academia collaboration, BOSAI education, Eco-DRR, emergency communication, well-being

Building a resilient society is key to preparing for disasters beyond the planned scale. To achieve this, it is necessary to create a clear common understanding of what “resilient” disaster management means and to consider concrete methods to accelerate its social implementation. However, few opportunities have occurred to have these discussions with diverse stakeholders. Therefore, a panel discussion was held to consider the type of cooperation required to build a resilient society. Each speaker provided information from various perspectives, including emergency information, disaster prevention education, and scientific knowledge on the mechanism of tsunamis, and their impact on ecosystems. Based on the above, the panel discussion confirmed the need for various elements such as infrastructure, information, rules, and social structure. In particular, it is necessary to develop consistency with existing safety standards for disaster prevention using ecosystems. It was suggested that, in addition to the practice of education, cooperation with the media, which keeps up-to-date information on a long-term basis, is indispensable for raising awareness of disaster prevention. This panel discussion emphasized that disaster reduction is a difficult field for companies to enter and commercialize, however, it was emphasized that it is indispensable worldwide.

Cite this article as:
N. Uchida, S. Seto, A. Suppasri, T. Ono, M. Kobayashi, M. Yasuda, F. Iitoyo, K. Itabashi, and F. Imamura, “Panel Discussion in WBF 2023: New Collaboration for Building a Resilient Society,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.19 No.3, pp. 523-533, 2024.
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