Exploratory case study for neighborhood participation in recovery process: A case from the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan

Kensuke Otsuyama, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

About ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In the context of Japan, neighborhood voluntary civic associations (NVCA) play significant roles in communicating, sharing, and building consensus at grassroots level in Japan, though it is unclear what are the elements for the successful engagement of disaster survivors at the neighborhood level. This study examined whether community activities with the direct participation by disaster survivors enhance DRR activities, or external stakeholders strengthen those activities. Through the field survey in Kesennuma City, asymmetric results imply that the NVCA activities diverged from sociohistorical background.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100141
JournalProgress in Disaster Science
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan

Keywords

  • Civic association
  • Disaster recovery
  • Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Participation
  • multi stakeholders' involvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Safety Research

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