Online Symposium to Discuss the Triple Disasters from the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami

The Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC) and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) are co-hosting an online symposium and workshop that focuses on the triple disasters Japan faced in the wake of the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami.

The event will look at the importance of mitigating the fallout from major disasters as well as examining multi-hazards and their cascading effects.

Issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic will also be discussed.

Registration is required but the event is free of charge.

Further details, including a detailed schedule of events, can be found here.


Registration can be done here
Registration deadline: Monday, June 28, 10 a.m. (JST)
Capacity: 250 people

Dates: June 30, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (JST)
Venue: Online via Zoom


20210609_event_tfc_irides_pic1.jpegDavid Alexander
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London
"The Lessons of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Emergency Planning and Management"

20210609_event_tfc_irides_pic2.jpegEddie Bernard
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
"Using UNDERESTIMATED and UNIDENTIFIED Tsunami Related Hazards from the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami to Refine Existing Tsunami Mitigation Practices Throughout the World"

20210609_event_tfc_irides_pic3.jpegAndrew Gordon
Department of History, Harvard University
"Learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami"

20210609_event_tfc_irides_pic4.jpegKenji Satake
Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
"Development of Earthquake and Tsunami Studies Since the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake"

20210609_event_tfc_irides_pic5.jpegRajib Shaw
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
"Disaster Risk Governance: Need for Science Based Decision Making"

Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Syiah Kuala University
"Complexities of a Long-term Disaster Recovery Process: A Study Case from Tsunami Preparedness in Aceh-Indonesia 15 years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami


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