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19 - 21 May 2021

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DSEI Japan Conference 2019

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Preparing for a large-scale disaster that will occur in the future

20 Nov 2019
Stream 2

10:00 – 10:10
Introduction of the moderator (Mr. Nobuyasu Kubo) and the four speakers.
Explanation of the schedule and conduct of the conference.


10:10 – 10:40
30-minute presentation and intervention by Mr. Yoshiteru Murosaki on “What to Expect of the Next Natural Disaster”.


Mr. Murosaki will give a key-note lecture offering an overall view of the conference’s topic, based on past natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.


10:40 – 10:50
10-minute intervention by a regional partner on “Overseas Natural Disasters Prevention Measures and Initiatives”


10:50 – 11:00
10-minute intervention by Mr. Robert D. Eldridge on the “Operation Tomodachi” which involved cooperation between the U.S. Armed Forces and the Japanese Self Defense Forces following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.


11:00 – 11:10
10-minute intervention by Mr. Ryoichi Oriki on the activities conducted by the Japanese Self Defense Forces after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, especially after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and preparation towards future natural disasters.


11:10 – 11:15
Introduction of the discussion between the four speakers, moderated by Mr. Nobuyaso Kubo on the following topics:

  • Anticipating and responding to future problems rising from the cooperation between professional rescue teams from different bodies such as fire-fighters, police, self-defence force and overseas groups, especially the U.S. armed forces
  • Preparing the populations to future natural disasters and responses from national and local government.


11:15 – 11:35
The discussion on the first topic will start by an intervention by Mr. Ryoichi Oriki which will be followed by a remark by Mr. Robert D. Eldridge on how the cooperation was seen from the U.S. armed forces point of view after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. After the remark by tbd on the current rescue cooperation activities overseas, the moderator will summarize all interventions (with points made to learn from U.S. FEMA practices).


11:35 – 12:00
During the second part of the discussion on topic ②, Mr. Yoshiteru Murasaki will make his remark to supplement the other speakers’ interventions. Then Mr. Robert D. Eldridge will talk about overseas initiatives taken to minimize natural disasters risks. Finally, the moderator will summarize the discussion points.

Chairperson
久保 信保 (Mr Nobuyasu Kubo), 一般財団法人自治体衛星通信機構理事長 - Chairman of the board of directors at Local Authorities Satellite Communications Organization
Speakers
室崎 益輝 (Prof Yoshiteru Murosaki), 兵庫県立大學大学院減災復興政策研究科教授、科長 - Professor and Dean at Graduate School of Disaster Resilience and Governance, University of Hyogo
折木 良一 (General Ryoichi Oriki) , 国家安全保障局特別顧問 - Special advisor of the National Security Secretariat (NSS)
Robert D. Eldridge (ロバート・D・エルドリッヂ), Government and External Affairs, Former Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff - G-7

This session will examine the following topics: 

  • Past natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • “Operation Tomodachi” involving cooperation between the U.S. Armed Forces and the Japanese Self Defense Forces following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • The activities conducted by the Japanese Self Defense Forces after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, especially after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and preparation towards future natural disasters.
  • Anticipating and responding to future problems rising from the cooperation between professional rescue teams from different bodies such as fire-fighters, police, self-defence force and overseas groups, especially the U.S. armed forces.
  • Preparing the populations to future natural disasters and responses from national and local government.