COASTAL DISASTER PREVENTION WORKS IN JAPAN

Motono Ichio, Naruse Susumu

Abstract


In this paper, we will present the Japanese coastal disaster prevention policy for the 21" century. First of all, we will show the characteristics of Japan's geographic conditions and coastal disasters. The next, we will review the evolution of coastal disaster prevention policy in our country in the last 5 decades. The third, we will discuss some aspects that affect coastal disaster prevention policy in 1990 's and explore a new policy in order to meet the new waves; such as an coastal engineering development, an emergence of environmental awareness, and needs for recreational use of shorelines.

Keywords


disaster; disaster prevention; Japan

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