World Ministerial Conference
on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku

Joint Endeavors for Solutions:
Wisdom of the World to the Disaster-Affected Areas,
Lessons of the Disaster-Affected Areas to the World
July 3 and 4, 2012


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World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku (July 3 and 4, 2012)


  • To share experiences of and lessons learned from recent large-scale natural disasters, including Great East Japan Earthquake
  • To conduct discussions at ministerial level on the major themes related to disaster reduction in order to build resilient societies
  • To support discussions on establishing post-Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in the third World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015 (which Japan has announced its intention to host)


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and other relevant ministries,
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),
relevant local governments,
relevant international organizations


Plenary Sessions:
Sendai-City, Miyagi Prefecture (Sendai International Center)
Breakout Sessions:
(1) Ichinoseki-City, Iwate Prefecture (Bellino Hotel Ichinoseki)
(2) Ishinomaki-City, Miyagi Prefecture (Ishinomaki Grand Hotel)
(3) Fukushima-City, Fukushima Prefecture (Fukushima View Hotel)


World Ministerial Conference
on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku

Tuesday, July 3
  • 14:30-15:00 Opening Ceremony (Sendai International Center)
  • 15:00-18:00 Plenary Session

< Theme1 > Building Resilient Societies

< Theme2 > Towards Mainstreaming Disaster Reduction

Wednesday, July 4
  • 11:00-13:00 Breakout Sessions
  • (1) Ichinoseki-City (Bellino Hotel Ichinoseki)

    < Theme > What is a Resilient Society that is prepared against disasters?

    (2) Ishinomaki-City (Ishinomaki Grand Hotel)

    < Theme > Resilient Society in time of Disaster

    (3) Fukushima-City (Fukushima View Hotel)

    < Theme > Requirement to make resilient society for the future

  • 15:45-17:15 Plenary Session
  • < Theme3 > What is required for a new international
    frame work for action for disaster reduction?

Side Events

(Sendai International Center)

Tuesday, July 3
  • 9:30-18:30

There will be booths, exhibitions and lectures/workshops. More than 50 groups will hold these events. The details will be updated as necessary.

Wednesday, July 4
  • 9:30-18:00

(note) All sessions of the Conference (Plenary Sessions and 3 Breakout Sessions) are open to the public. (Simultaneous translation between Japanese and English is available.) The registration was closed.

Registration is unnecessary for participating in Side Events.

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