The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration

Insights and Assessment after 5 Years

  • Vicente Santiago-Fandiño
  • Shinji Sato
  • Norio Maki
  • Kanako Iuchi

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Planning, Policy and Governance

  3. Societal and Community Recovery

  4. Urban Planning, Housing and Development

  5. The Environment: Research, Damage and Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Catherine Chagué-Goff, Kazuhisa Goto, Daisuke Sugawara, Yuichi Nishimura, Takeshi Komai
      Pages 229-247
    3. Teruhisa Komatsu, Shuji Sasa, Masahiro Hamana, Shingo Sakamoto, Minami Asada, Genki Terauchi et al.
      Pages 265-278
  6. Farming and Restoration

  7. Coastal Engineering, Structures and Hazards

  8. Coastal Modelling and Hazards Prediction

About this book


This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami – a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration plan drawn up by the Japanese Government.

The respective chapters explore technical, scientific, social and non-scientific (policy-related) aspects, including: reconstruction and restoration policies, infrastructure and designs for tsunami coastal defence, resilient urban areas and affected communities, housing and relocation schemes, disaster mitigation and evacuation measures, reactivation of the economy, revitalization of fisheries and coastal agriculture, and industry and tourism. The book also illustrates some of the achievements and failures in a broad range of projects and initiatives intended to address the above-mentioned issues, making it particularly relevant for experts, decision makers, students and other interested scholars.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vicente Santiago-Fandiño
    • 1
  • Shinji Sato
    • 2
  • Norio Maki
    • 3
  • Kanako Iuchi
    • 4
  1. 1.International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)OtsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Research Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure SocietyKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.International Research Institute of Disaster ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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