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Symposium “Policy Studies on Huge Disaster”


  • Keynote speech 1

   “Huge disasters and Improvement of resilience”

    Prof. Haruo Hayashi

    (Professor and Director, Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems,

     Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University)


  • Keynote speech 2

    “Generating mechanism of the huge earthquake disasters”

    Prof. Naoshi Hirata

     (Professor and Director, Earthquake Prediction Research Center at The University of Tokyo)


  • Panel Discussion

   ”The Policy to Prepare for Huge Disasters”



Mr. Tetsuro Ito  ・Guest Professor, The University of Tokyo
 ・Former Chief Cabinet Secretary for Crisis Management
Mr. Takahito Iwata  ・Director of Emergency Management Department,
  Shizuoka Prefectural Government
Mr. Hajime Kagiya   ・General Manager of Secretariat to the Assembly, Itabashi Ward Tokyo
  ・Lecturer of Hosei University
Prof. Keiko Tamura  ・Professor, Risk Management Office at Niigata University
 ・Former member of Central Disaster Prevention Council
Prof. Haruo Hayashi   ・Same as keynote speech (1)
Prof. Naoshi Hirata  ・Same as keynote speech (2)




Prof. Fumio Takeda

 (Professor and Program Director,

  Disaster Risk Management Program at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)



  • Aim of Symposium

In Japan, in order to respond to huge disaster, such as the capital Earthquake and Nankai-Torafu-earthquake, we have been required to promote and reinforce policy research in various fields based on the lessons of the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. We are going to hold a symposium “Policy Studies on Huge Disaster” by inviting the professionals and practitioners involved in crisis management area in Japan. It is intended to contribute to the development of policy research related to disaster prevention and crisis management by sharing, enhancing and reinforcing information both in Japan and abroad.


  • Pre-registration necessary

Please send an E-mail to < > with your name, affiliation, E-mail address by August 27 (Wed), 2014.

*This symposium has limited capacity and participation will be on a first come, first served basis.


For registration and inquiries, please contact: Lena Okada< >




Date / Time 10th September, 2014 (Wednesday) 13:00 - 16:30
Venue National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) Sokairo Hall, 1st Floor
Language Japanese (English simultaneous interpretation provided)

7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


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