Voluntary commitment

Seniors Working together with local government and municipality on disaster mitigation and resilience


Japan's elderly population affected by East Japan Great Disaster lead recovery through their experience. Their recovery is not the same as the experience in the Awaji Kobe earthquake. They present a new disaster experience based on high deaths from tsunami. Their stories reveal that the elderly in Japan are not victims during a disaster but are important players in prevention and mitigation.


local government


number of participants

Means of verification

pre and post survey opinion


April 2015 to March 2017


Project description: Other:

Contact Person

Ms Yuko Kusano
representative, Miyagi Jo-Net


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