E-Journal

November/December 2015 Issue

November/December 2015 Issue

Disaster Risk Mitigation Global Discussion & Developments

Publisher's Note
Is Uncertainty a Friend to Business?
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation
Disaster Risk Mitigation Global Discussion & Developments
By Naoyuki Haraoka (executive managing director, JEF & Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT)
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 1
Policy, Science Technology & Local Actions in Post-Tohoku Disaster: Reflections from Asia
By Rajib Shaw (adjunct professor at Kyoto University and board chairman of the non-governmental organization SEEDS Asia)
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 2
Legal Remedies for Victims of Natural Disasters
By Vesselin Popovski
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 3
Interview with Neil McFarlane, Chief of Regional Programmes and Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination, UNISDR Climate Change & Expected Geophysical Effects — & the People Working Today to Save Lives Tomorrow
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 5
Risk Communication in Building National Resilience in Japan
By Taro Seto (director for Policy Planning at the National Resilience Promotion Office, Cabinet Secretariat)
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 6
Interview with Satoshi Fujii, Professor, Engineering Department, Kyoto University National Resilience — A New Public Policy Goal of "Abenomics"
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Remembering the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Remembering the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
SPECIAL ARTICLE
Kaizen of Curry
By Sanjeev Sinha (director of Deals, PPP & Infrastructure at PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
INTERVIEW • 2
Interview with Yuichi Hosoya, Professor of International Politics, Faculty of Law, Keio University Guidelines for Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia as Viewed by Younger Japanese Academics
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
JEF Forum 2015 Highlights
Structural reform and growth strategy against the backdrop of a slowing global economy and increasing geopolitical risks
By Japan Economic Foundation
CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2015
Towards Mutual Understanding & Friendship Among Leading Thinkers on Track 1.5 2nd China-Japan-Korea Cooperation Dialogue Successfully Concluded
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 4
Interview with Rolf Alter, Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD Guidelines for National Resilience: Towards a Global Consensus on Risk Mitigation
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 8
Interview with Regina Pritchett, Representative of the Nine Major Groups, who gave a speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Third UN World Conference Young People's Views on Disaster Mitigation
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
INTERVIEW • 1
Interview with Kazuhito Hashimoto, Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo Raising Entrepreneurship in Japan Through the Third Arrow of "Abenomics"
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
INTERVIEW • 3
Interview with Edward Levinson, a Photographer/Essayist living in Japan The Land Whisperer: An Interview with Edward Levinson
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story • Disaster Risk Mitigation • 7
Interview with Masato Koumura, Councillor, Cabinet Secretariat, National Resilience Promotion Office Building National Resilience Key Features of Japan’s Renewed Disaster Mitigation Since March 11, 2011
By Japan SPOTLIGHT