On the Studies of the Disaster Recovery for the Restoration of Local Communities and Local Governments from the Great East Japan Earthquake

  • Noriko Kurata
  • Masakazu Ohashi
  • Mayumi Hori
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 219)


On the afternoon of March 11th, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake followed by catastrophic tsunami hit northeast Japan, causing massive casualties. This Great East Japan Earthquake has caused serious effects not only in Japan but also in other countries. We should reconsider our energy policies including a question whether to depend on nuclear electric power generation or not in future. In this paper, we will report about this unprecedented disaster, about the impact on the local area, and will share and discuss the present information in cooperation with the local communities from the view point of disaster recovery and try to show the way to restoration by ICT.


the Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami Nuclear Power Station Local Communities Local Governments Disaster Recovery ICT Virtual Communities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noriko Kurata
    • 1
  • Masakazu Ohashi
    • 2
  • Mayumi Hori
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate SchoolChuo UniversityHachioji-shiJapan
  2. 2.Chuo UniversityHachioji-shiJapan
  3. 3.Hakuoh UniversityOyama-shiJapan

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