June, 2016

In March of 2016, Middle East Institute published ‘An “All-Hazards” Approach to Resilience: Benefits and Building Blocks”’ by Dr. Maki Fukami.
The article discusses the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11th,2011 and how Japan as well as other counties should adopt an All-Hazards Approach.
Dr. Fukami suggests three ideas for constructing a viable Japanese version of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

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March, 2016

Strategic Resilience is the final product of the Evermay Dialogue. The report focuses on a Japan and U.S. alliance action plan for all hazard emergency management. An outstanding number of 118 people participated in the Evermay Dialogue with 45 speakers.
Throughout this project, the Evermay Dialogue identified a number of key ideas that deserve official consideration as well as 10 recommendations that together constitute an alliance action plan.
Strategic Resilience consists of 4 chapters: Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, Cyberattacks, and Humanitarian and Military Contingencies in Northeast Asia. It concludes with a list of 10 critical steps towards an Alliance Action Plan.

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June, 2014

Japanese-language guidebook on the Incident Command System (ICS). This is the first such comprehensive ICS guidebook to be published in Japan. IIGR developed the guidebook in cooperation with the Japan Medical Association, the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).
The guidebook is written by well-recognized Japanese and American emergency management experts, and is intended to explain ICS in readily-understood terms, especially for those readers who may not previously have used ICS. You can understand about ICS…what it is, how it works, what it does. And also it will show you actual case studies on the use of ICS.

The guidebook is available for sale on-line and a bookstore.



March, 2014

Leo Bosner, our Director of Training, Education, and Research, publishes his article, “Three Years After the Disaster – Looking Back and Looking Ahead,” in GAIKO a Japanese professional journal related to foreign affairs.



June, 2012

Maki Fukami, IIGR President, publishes her article entitled “Emergency Management as Management Science” in SOSHIKIKAGAKU, a Japanese professional journal related to organizational science.