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Kazuyoshi Nishijima

Kyoto University

Breakout Room 4.


gap; multi-scale

How can the human dimensions of disaster impacts be more accurately captured and represented in the analysis, modeling and simulation of disasters?

Focus: Individual asset (house);  Superposing individual's decision process/actions on design / maintenance / repair etc.; and Background information such as hazard potential; economic situation; etc.; in order to identify the gap demographic that macrographic information alone cannot capture.

What type of data and supporting research infrastructure would be necessary to enable novel, transdisciplinary approaches to answering these and other human-centered disaster questions?

Demographic and macrographic information is often available; but there is little information available (at large scale) on an individual's decision process/action. We need a technical and legal infrastructure that allows us to collect information related to an individual's decision process/action.

In what ways can US-Japan collaborations advance these questions in new and important ways?

 A comparative study on (cultural; social; technical; mental) aspects in disasters between  the US and Japan; in order to identify key elements that affect human dimensions of disaster impacts is needed..

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