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Panel Presentation

Waves of Despair, Tides of Hope

August 29, 2012

A panel presentation by Japanese municipal government officials who participated in the March 2011 tsunami response and recovery efforts in Japan.

  • Masayuki Nawa, General Affairs & Planning Dept, General Affairs Division, Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan: Tsunami damage at Miyako City and evacuee behavior
  • Junichi Matsuo, Fire Department, Prevention Division, Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan: Importance of local disaster prevention capability in the East Japan great earthquake disaster: Learning from activities in Minami Sanriku city
  • Hiromasa Konnoh, General Affairs Department, Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan: Lessons learned from the case of registered tangible cultural properties

At the beginning of the presentation, the first presenter, Mr. Nawa, showed a powerful video of Tsunami that struck his town. View the tsunami video >>

English Version

Japanese Version