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Author Kansai Daigaku, author.

Title The Fukushima and Tohoku disaster : a review of the five-year reconstruction efforts / Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University
Published Cambridge, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, [2018]
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Contents Front Cover -- The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts -- Copyright -- Contents -- Chapter authors -- Preface -- Chapter 1: The Great East Japan Earthquake: Catastrophic -- 1.1. Trouble With Policies in Recovery and Reconstruction -- 1.1.1. Problems in Response at the Local Community Level -- 1.1.2. Problems in Response at the Prefecture Level -- 1.1.3. Problems in Response by the Central Government -- 1.1.4. Causes of Delays in Incomplete Recovery and Reconstruction Projects
1.2. Quick Overview of the 3.11 Tsunami Generation Mechanism1.3. Tsunami Preparation Before and After the 3.11 Disaster -- 1.3.1. Tsunami Evacuation Warnings and Advices -- 1.3.2. Tsunami Levee Design Before the Quake -- 1.3.3. Level-1 (L1) Tsunami and Level-2 (L2) Tsunami -- 1.3.4. Problems With Constructing Tsunami Levees -- 1.4. Troubles in the Efforts Toward Revitalizing Local Communities -- 1.4.1. Lack of Coordination From the Start -- 1.4.2. A Case Study of Rikuzen-Takata Pine Field -- 1.4.3. House Rebuilding Out-of-Sync
1.5. Promoting Disaster Reduction Policies1.5.1. Newly Developed Disaster Reduction Policies -- 1.5.2. The Worst Disaster Scenario and Disaster Prevention and Reduction in the Mainstream -- 1.5.3. Disasters at Their New Stage -- 1.6. Disaster Resilience and National Resilience -- 1.6.1. Pictures of New Disasters to Plan Against With National Grand Design 2050 and National Spatial Planning -- 1.6.2. Disaster Resilience -- References -- Chapter 2: The Great East Japan Earthquake: Current Status and Problems of Recovery
2.1. Introduction: Taking Overviews of Disasters2.2. Characteristics of the Great East Japan Earthquake -- 2.3. Current State of Recovery -- 2.3.1. Population -- 2.3.2. Recovery of the Industries -- 2.3.3. Gross Prefectural Domestic Product of the Three Disaster-Hit Prefectures -- 2.3.4. Earnings -- 2.3.5. Savings and Loans -- 2.4. Conclusion-Need for Stronger Recovery Support -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 3: Current Status of Rebuilding Houses and Reconstructing Local Regions After the Great East Japan Earthquake -- 3.1. Introduction
3.2. Damage to Housing Reconstruction With the Great East Japan Earthquake3.3. Situation of Housing Recovery -- 3.3.1. Population and Number of Households in the Affected Regions -- 3.3.2. Status of Reconstructing Public Infrastructure in Disaster-Hit Communities -- 3.3.3. Status of Temporary Housing -- 3.3.4. Status of Building New Houses -- 3.3.5. Summary -- 3.4. Sketching the Overall Picture of the Housing Reconstruction Process -- 3.5. Status of Reconstructing Towns in the Tsunami-Hit Areas -- 3.6. Problems That Remain -- References
Summary The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts covers the outcome of the response, five years later, to the disasters associated with the Great East Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011. The 3.11 disaster, as it is referred to in Japan, was a complex accident, the likes of which humans had never faced before. This book evaluates the actions taken during and after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident, for which the Japanese government and people were not prepared. The book also provides recommendations for preparing and responding to disasters for those working and living in disaster-prone areas, making it a vital resource for disaster managers and government agencies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Earthquake relief -- Japan
Emergency management -- Japan.
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011.
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Earthquake relief.
Emergency management.
Japan -- Tōhoku Region.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0128129654