12 Jan 2017, Nikkei
24 Academic societies have formed the Academic Society Liaison Association in Japan to involve more people to shape the country's response to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and potential future earthquakes. The collaboration effort will deliver a summary breaking down the earthquake by discipline and identifying interdisciplinary steps that need to be taken for disaster risk reduction.
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.