The White Paper on Disaster Management in Japan 2016 provides an update on the status of disaster management measures in Japan, including for natural hazards and nuclear disasters. It looks at the state of measures and policy initiatives with a particular focus on those implemented in FY2015.
This white paper also contains the special feature titled “Future Disaster Management,” highlights the theme “disaster management in an era of an aging society coupled with a low birth rate,” identifiesthe current shortage of personnel who lead disaster management due to the aging society coupled with a low birth rate and provides an overview of new leaders and technological solutions. Next, it describes the ““Disaster Management 4.0” Future Vision Project,” which was launched in December 2015 with Minister of State for Disaster Management Taro Kono as its leader. This project considers what disaster management measures are really necessary for companies and individual people to deal with the increasing severity of disasters caused by climate change associated with global warming so that fundamental proposals can be presented.