In the wake of a disaster, people learn new behaviors in response to the new reality and need a process through which their positions can be accepted in society. Responding to a disaster is an information processing process in which individuals and society have to decide how to comprehend and respond to the reality of what has happened. Our research seeks to gain a better understanding of the information processing process through which people respond to disasters, based on the Business Continuity Management framework of 1) risk assessment, 2) strategic planning, 3) standardized risk management systems, and 4) training that seeks to reduce peoples’ suffering caused by disasters.
・Professor: Mitsunori HATAYAMA
・Associate Professor: Kei HIROI