Are you ready for mega disasters? Japanese people's disaster: Consciousness before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Yiwei Li, Yu Guo

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Abstract

This study was based on data collected from two public opinion surveys on strategies for mega disasters among Japanese people before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This study investigated changes in Japanese people's disaster consciousness by comparing the before and after data. Results implied Japanese people's increasing concern over potential mega disasters (low-probability/high-consequence disasters). It is worth noting that the societal level impact from the Great East Japan Earthquake, including difficulties in transportation and confirmation of security, as well as damages to the logistics lifeline, significantly influenced Japanese people's disaster consciousness. This study is the pre-stage of an ongoing research project on Japanese people's knowledge and perception of natural hazards and climate change. Findings are expected to provide insights for designing in-depth interviews in the next stage of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
ISBN (Electronic)9788460879848
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2016 May 222016 May 25

Other

Other13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period16/5/2216/5/25

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Keywords

  • Disaster consciousness
  • Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Mega disaster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Li, Y., & Guo, Y. (2016). Are you ready for mega disasters? Japanese people's disaster: Consciousness before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.