Course Title : Disaster Information

Code 10X714
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 3rd
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Hirokazu Tatano(DPRI), Katsuya Yamori(DPRI), Michinori Hatayama(DPRI), Onishi.Masamitsu(DPRI),

Course Description

This lecture gives an outline of disaster prevention and reduction countermeasures both inside and outside Japan with special reference to disaster information related topics. Concrete examples of disaster information systems are introduced to show that psychological aspect of information users under critical social conditions is carefully taken into account in such current disaster information systems.


Submit every class reports and end-of-term report Every class reports:
“Point out 3 discoveries for you and 1 request which you want to know more with reasons in this class.
Submit report via Email by the following rules
1. Address:
2. subject: “Disaster Information Report [Date] Student ID, Name”
3. Don’t use attached file.
4. Dead line: Next Tuesday

Course Goals

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
What is disaster prevention? 1
Information system in emergency 2
Information system in emergency 1
Case examples on introduction of disaster information system 1
Information system for evacuation planning, 1
Information system for rescue activity 1
Social psychological study of disaster information 2
Disaster information and evacuation behavior 2
Gaming approach to disaster risk communication 3
Test 1




Only Japanese Books


Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

Office Hours: After Class, Make an appointment immediately after.
Questions via Email: