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  • From Policy to Action: Mainstreaming Gender and Diversity Perspectives<b> </b>in Local Disaster Preparedness System  [in Japanese]

    IKEDA Keiko , ASANO Sachiko

    … <p>This article aims at illuminating the status of gender and diversity mainstreaming of municipal disaster preparedness policies at the community level in light of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. … Major activities for this purpose were identified i.e. empowering female community disaster managers and <i>jishubosaisoshikis</i> …

    Journal of Social Safety Science 29(0), 165-174, 2016

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  • A STUDY ON COMMUNITY COLLABORATION OBSERVED IN THE OPERATION OF COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE STORES

    KARASAKI Takuya , KINOSHITA Isami

    … Recently, community co-operative stores have been collaboratively established by local residents in rural areas of Japan. … We examine the foundation and operation of community co-operative stores in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, and collaboration among residents and organizations. … In all cases, the establishment of the stores was triggered by discontinuance of local JA stores and local residents took the initiative in restoring them as community co-operative stores. …

    Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ) 76(664), 1121-1128, 2011

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  • COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN AND OPERATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEES IN TOKYO METROPOLITAN CITIES

    NAGANO Motoki , SUGISAKI Kazuhisa

    … Recently, an increasing number of urban areas have established neighborhood committee organizations. … We investigated organizations established in the 1970s and those formed from the 2000s in the Tokyo metropolitan area. … If local governments expect them to serve as necessary planning units for urban management, then it is important that they have legal and political stability to local assemblies and community organizations. …

    Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ) 76(660), 379-388, 2011

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