Understanding risk factors in a disaster environment: evaluation of a three week study tour of Japan
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 17:09 authored by Lebowitz, A, Clingeleffer, K, Riddington, L, Hoare, Z, Macintosh, W
On-site tours of post-disaster areas can deepen conceptual understanding of risks in a disaster environment. This evaluation describes highlights of a three-week program in Japan for Australian students of disaster psychology to study disaster mitigation and management in a different cultural setting. Students visited north-eastern areas of Japan affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, and centres for learning and memorialisation (the process of preserving memories of people or events) in Tokyo. This visit allowed students to meet experts in disaster risk reduction and recovery and allowed observation of how theory and practice in these areas have been developed in Japan.
Publication titleAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
PublisherEmergency Management Australia
Place of publicationAustralia
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