The six principles of recovery: A guideline for preparing for future disaster recoveries

Takaaki Kato, Yasmin Bhattacharya, Hiroshi Sugata, Rie Otagiri

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This paper introduces the issues emerging in the context of recovery after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. It considers the historical development of recovery planning in Japan and its influence on the present recovery strategies. The authors have tried to point out the insufficiencies of existing policies to deal with the unexpected magnitude of this disaster and identify a set of six principles for recovery which would enable a better equipped society both in terms of pre-disaster preparedness and post-disaster recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-745
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Issue numberSPL.EDN
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1



  • Change in periodic trend
  • Community planning
  • Disaster-mitigation
  • Great East Japan earthquake
  • Recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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