The Frontiers of Disaster Prevention in the Era of Great Disasters: Ten Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Feb 19, 2021


On the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, learn about
the latest is disaster prevention measures and policies in Japan and California

 

DATE & TIME
Wednesday
March 11, 2021
4:00 - 7:00 PM PST

VENUE
Online

COST
FREE - RSVP required


Register

OVERVIEW

Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated Japan’s northeast. As a country that has experienced a variety of natural disasters throughout its history, Japan has developed various preventive and remedial technologies and social mechanisms, especially since the 1995 Hanshin Earthquake and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. California has had similar experiences with natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, and it has developed its own preventive measures.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, this conference features two keynote speakers who have directly dealt with the aftermaths of recent earthquakes in Japan. The conference will also provide a forum for speakers from Japan and California to learn from each other the cutting-edge approaches toward reducing the damages of natural disasters.



AGENDA

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Opening remarks

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Presentations:

- Cal OES (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)

- Keidanren

- Fujitsu Laboratories

- Research Institute for Earth Science Visualization Technology

- JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Keynote speakers:

- Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture, Ikuo Kabashima

- Chairman of the Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, Makoto Iokibe

6:30 - 7:00 PM Q&A Session


SPEAKERS

Ikuo Kabashima, (Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture)
Makoto Iokibe
 (Chairman of the Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake)
Gi-Wook Shin, (Director of Shorenstein APARC, Stanford University)
Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, (Lieutenant Governor of California)
Toru Maeda, (Consul General of Japan in San Francisco)
Ichiro Soné, (Executive Vice President, JETRO)
Yasuhiro Uozumi, (Executive Director of Keidanren USA)
Lori Nezhura, (Cal OES Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness, and Prevention)

Research Institute for Earth Science Visualization Technology Co.,Ltd

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, (Professor, Stanford University)

For more information, visit: https://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/events/frontiers-disaster-prevention-era-great-disasters-ten-years-after-great-east-japan-earthquake


PRESENTED BY
Stanford University Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

SUPPORTED BY
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan Society of Northern California, Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California