By Rajib Shaw (auth.), Rajib Shaw (eds.)

ISBN-10: 4431542450

ISBN-13: 9784431542452

ISBN-10: 4431542469

ISBN-13: 9784431542469

This ebook offers key classes from community-based risk-reduction practices in Japan, a rustic that's usually hit by means of failures and that still has proven robust resilience in dealing with these failures. Japan has a robust governance approach for catastrophe chance aid. besides the fact that, the Kobe earthquake of 1995 confirmed the significance of neighborhood involvement in catastrophe reaction in addition to restoration. With a number of examples from various components of Japan, the booklet elaborates at the value of community-based possibility aid and the suggestions required for maintaining a number of the neighborhood techniques. The e-book has thirteen chapters and is split into 3 components: (1) Evolution of community-based chance relief in Japan; (2) Community-based risk-reduction concerns; and (3) Case experiences.

The fundamental objective teams for this e-book are scholars and researchers within the fields of surroundings, catastrophe hazard relief, and weather swap stories. The e-book offers them with a good suggestion of the present study developments within the box and furnishes easy wisdom approximately those important themes. one other aim workforce includes practitioners and coverage makers, who could be capable of follow the data accumulated right here to coverage and decision-making.

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It was understood that the needs of the aged community is daily welfare. Therefore, to continue to the disaster preparedness activities, it is required to link this to welfare activities. After the pilot phase in 11 districts, the BOKOMI concept was formalized in 1997 according to the Mayor’s decision, and mainstreamed in all the school districts of Kobe City. BOKOMIs are established based on municipal elementary schools districts in Kobe City (Matsuoka et al. 2012). The total number of municipal elementary schools is 191.

Within Kobe city administrative area alone, R. jp R. 1007/978-4-431-54246-9_2, © Springer Japan 2014 21 22 R. Shaw 70,000 buildings completely collapsed, and 55,000 were seriously damaged. Public facilities like city offices, schools and hospitals were also damaged extensively, which rendered the city services paralyzed for several days. Utility services were also interrupted: electricity services were out of order in the entire metropolitan area, 25 % of the telephone services did not work, water and gas services were disrupted throughout the entire city.

Utility services were also interrupted: electricity services were out of order in the entire metropolitan area, 25 % of the telephone services did not work, water and gas services were disrupted throughout the entire city. At several locations, severe fires broke out, and 7,000 buildings were completely burned, resulting in more than 800,000 m2 of burnt areas. The damage to social and industrial capital stock was estimated at seven trillion JPY within Kobe city. Secondary and tertiary losses in the city and other parts of the prefecture were much higher (Nakagawa and Shaw 2004).

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