Session No. : S-09

Presentation Group : Kokuryo Laboratory

Presentation Representative : Jiro Kokuryo

Municipalities’ disaster relief operations and ICT


Once a natural disaster happens, local governments have to change their focus into disaster relief operations.
These operations are quite distinct from its normal tasks. This session is aim to discuss how to use ICT (Information Communication and Technology) to support disaster relief operations in the field. We plan to build a prototype application using smartphones and test it in Tome City which was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The result of this field test will be shown.


  • Hajime Kumagai
    The head of Welfare Office Tome City
  • Mihoko Sakurai
    Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance