Initiative to Train Disaster-Response Staff

Photo of practical training at an evacuation center

Many people who survived the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake later lost their lives as a result of hardships they faced living in evacuation centers. In response, we have been holding study sessions and practical training in evacuation center management to understand and anticipate the special needs of all people, including disabled and elderly persons, and train personnel who are able to provide necessary care. We aim to reduce the risks related to living as an evacuee through appropriate evacuation center management, with centers also functioning as support bases for affected communities.