Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance

Research Focus

Research activities:
The institute has the following on-going projects;
- Study on establishment of mid-and long term evacuation plans in nuclear power plant regions.
- Study on upland relocation in the planning of pre-disaster recovery and revitalization for the Nankai trough Mega Earthquake
- International comparative study on disaster recovery and revitalization policies

A Network meeting of disaster-affected areas in Japan

There are various types of “recovery and revitalization knowledge” which emerge after a disaster. They will serve as a useful policy and help us to design a new social system for supporting the affected people who are tackling with this disaster prone country. These valuable pieces of knowledge, however, tends to remain only within the affected area, and often fails to transfer to other areas.
We organize a network meeting once a year to share these lessons from various disaster affected areas in Japan.

Reserch Activities

【Report#1】Evacuation Research Group,2020, Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization,Regrowth and Governance,Kwansei Gakuin University
National survey of people evacuated due to the nuclear accident(summary)November 2020


【Report#2】Yoko Saito, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor,Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance,Kwansei Gakuin University
July 2020 Heavy Rain Disaster Area SurveyNEWSLETTER "FUKKOU" Vol. 43,November 2020

Column

【Column#1】Yoko Saito, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor, Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance, Kwansei Gakuin University
A Mindset of “Combining Real Experience and Research”NEWSLETTER "FUKKOU" Vol. 41,April 2020


【Column#2】Toru Nagaoka, Professor, School of Law and Politics, Kwansei Gakuin University
State of Emergency: Self-Restraint and CompensationNEWSLETTER "FUKKOU" Vol. 42,July 2020


【Column#3】 Yoshihiro Seki, Professor, School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University
COVID-19 and Disaster VolunteersNEWSLETTER "FUKKOU" Vol. 43,November 2020


【Column#4】 Kojiro Miyahara, Director of the Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance/
Professor, School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University
Recovery and revitalization to a mature society ‒ In place of a greetingNEWSLETTER "FUKKOU" Vol. 44,April 2021