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Arakida M.,Asian Disaster Reduction Center | Koresawa A.,Asian Disaster Reduction Center | Kawawaki Y.,International Recovery Platform IRP
32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011 | Year: 2011

If the huge disaster occurs, it is very urgent action for disaster management organizations to identify the damaged area, to estimate damage amounts, to make response plan. The Great East Japan Earthquake brought down unprecedented heavy damages to very large area in eastern part of Japan with big shaking and tsunami at 11 th March 2011. After the earthquake and tsunami, many space agencies started to observe the affected area with the schemes such as the Sentinel Asia and the International Disaster Charter. Those data were very useful for the response against this catastrophic disaster.

Koresawa A.,Asian Disaster Reduction Center
Journal of Disaster Research | Year: 2012

This paper reviews approximately the first nine months of the Japanese Government's response to the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that hit the Pacific coast of Northeastern Japan and devastated many coastal communities. By examining various forms of governmentwide initiatives i.e., the Extreme Disaster Management Headquarters, the Reconstruction Design Council, the Headquarters for Reconstruction, the Reconstruction Agency and the Central Disaster Management Council, this paper tries to clarify the specific functions and main achievements of those institutions It also highlights the main features of the Japanese Government's disaster response and underlies major changes from past practices due to the unprecedented scale and nature of the disaster.

Ono T.,Asian Disaster Reduction Center
Journal of Disaster Research | Year: 2012

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region accounts for around half of all global GDP. Since its supply chains are closely intertwined, a single disaster could adversely affect economic activities in the entire region. APEC therefore needs to strengthen the private sector's capacity for disaster preparedness and recovery by promoting Business Continuity Planning (BCP) among APEC member economies. This report is summarizes findings from a 2011 regional survey conducted to understand the status of BCP adoption and the level of BCP awareness in the private sector among APEC economies. Outcomes of this survey will be used to determine the next appropriate steps for enhancing and promoting private sector resilience.

Ono T.,Nagoya Institute of Technology | Ono T.,Asian Disaster Reduction Center
Journal of Disaster Research | Year: 2014

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conducted an online survey in 2011 to determine the extent of the business continuity management (BCM) status of its 21member economies in the private sector. The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA) with several priorities for action (PFA) with the objective of reducing vulnerability and increasing disaster resiliency. This paper considers which subjects of PFA in HFA are important for enhancing the BCM status of the private sector together with APEC survey output in 2011. © 2014, Journal of Disaster Research. All rights reserved.

Ono T.,Nagoya Institute of Technology | Ono T.,Asian Disaster Reduction Center | Watanabe K.,Nagoya Institute of Technology
Journal of Disaster Research | Year: 2015

Many natural disasters occur annually in the world and the damage ratio of Asia is especially high compared to other regions. Since the Japanese industry is highly dependent on Asian economy, the enterprises in Japan should consider carefully about the negative effect of supply chain disruption and its effective disaster reduction measures against natural disasters in Asian region. This paper consider integrated disaster information by using common numbering system for natural disasters which seem to be effective in promoting disaster risk reduction measures and the possibility of utilizing those common numbering system for BCP and BCM development for organization. © 2015 Fuji Technology Press. All rights reserved.

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