Regional Vulnerability in Okinawa Prefecture

  • Daisuke KamiyaEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 4)


The remote island in Okinawa prefecture is roughly typified by the island which is the tourist resort and is not the tourist resort. Both islands have some severe problems. The former islands have problems; drought water, waste disposal and succession of tradition. On the other hand, decrease in population and aging are progressing in the latter islands.

The influence that tourism promotion gives for water shortage is analysed in Sect. 5.2. This result expresses the carrying capacity in the small island of water resource. The vulnerability for tsunami disaster in depopulated and aging remote island was analysed in Sect. 5.3. It make clear that problem structure of the social network which paid its attention to the support person required at the time of disaster using investigation about residents daily life activities and association with the neighbours.


Remote island Tourism Disaster mitigation Tsunami 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the RyukyusOkinawaJapan

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