Forensic investigation of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster

Tadashi Nakasu, Yuichi Ono, Wiraporn Pothisiri
  • Disaster Prevention and Management An International Journal, June 2017, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/dpm-10-2016-0213

What is it about?

Finding the root causes of disaster is one of the most important tasks of disaster research. The purpose of this research is to use the FORIN approach to identify the root causes that greatly exacerbated the loss of human life in the city of Rikuzentakata.

Why is it important?

Using FORIN approach, we detected the root causes of the disaster, why so many people died. This provides us important lessons to learn and also the approach gives us a lot of suggestions on how to investigate disasters.

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Tadashi Nakasu

Facilitating the international efforts to develop the tools to investigate disasters.

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