A Distant Memory or Valuable Lesson? Five Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake G-SEC Leaders Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction (July 23)
July 20, 2016 Keio University
Since 2012, Keio University Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC) has been hosting the Leaders Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction as part of the reconstruction efforts toward the Great East Japan Earthquake.
More than 100 people from national and local governments, private companies, academia, and NPOs and NGOs have joined the conference committee in the first three years, sharing information and participating in discussions and study groups regarding reconstruction work in the disaster-hit areas. Based on these activities, twelve proposals/action plans have been compiled and put forward. (http://f-leaders.gsec.keio.ac.jp/ [Japanese language only])
For this conference, Mr. Masakatsu Okamoto (Special Advisor to the Cabinet and Director-General of the Fukushima Headquarters for Fukushima Reconstruction and Revitalization), who has been playing a core role in the recovery and reconstruction efforts for the Great East Japan Earthquake since the disaster hit five years ago, will deliver a lecture on the recovery and reconstruction outcomes and issues of the past five years, the recent Kumamoto earthquakes, and the lessons learned for the future.
Following the lecture, the committee members of the Leaders Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction will join two panel discussions that will cover various topics: the network formed among the conference members and commercialization in the disaster-stricken areas; collaboration between organizations; new activities toward reconstruction; the progress made in the last five years through the members’ activities in past conferences; and future directions in managing reconstruction efforts.