Plenary 1 – Internet for Disaster Relief and Restoration: Overview

Date: 18 July 2012 (Wednesday)

Time: 14:30 – 16:00

Venue: Room 17610, 6th Floor, Building No.17, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University

Information plays a critical role for disaster survival, relief and restoration. As we all know, people started to rely on Internet and mobile communication services heavily during the disaster in recent years. However, in the severe disaster case such as earthquake in Taiwan 1999, Tsunami in Ache 2004, earthquake in Haiti 2010, or Tsunami and earthquake in East Japan 2011, the physical destruction of communication lines were so large that people could not use most of ICT services at all.

In this session, we will examine how Internet worked (or not) during Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and also during the Typhoon in Taiwan.

Agenda and Panelists

Chair/ModeratorMr. Izumi AizuSenior Research Fellow, Institute for InfoSocionomics, Tama University

-Information Sharing for Disaster Relief

  • Mr. Takayoshi Shinyama, CEO, JET Internet
  • Mr. Toshiaki Tateishi, Vice Chairman, Japan Internet Providers Association

-Yahoo! JAPAN and 3.11: A Possible Model for Disaster Response

  • Mr. Naoya Bessho, Corporate Officer, General Counsel, Yahoo! Japan Corporation

– The Experience from Morakot Disaster Information Center and The Internet System of Disaster Prevention and Relief

– ICT for Reconstruction

  • Mr. Takahashi FumitakeDeputy Director, ICT Strategy Policy Division Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC, Japan