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A participatory approach is indispensable for the realization of a resilient and comfortable basis of human living and sustainable society. For the purpose of well-prepared disaster management, lessons should be learned from the endeavors of post-disaster reconstructions in search for better frameworks for the incorporation of true voices of disaster-affected people and communities.

Opening remarks
Prof. Fumihiko Imamura, Tohoku University,
Prof. Minami Masaaki, Iwate University
Prof. Akira Negi, Kobe University
<Coordinator> Prof. Akihiko Hokugo, Kobe University

Session one - Theme: Lessons Learned for disaster recovery
1. Lessons learned from Recovery Process of Tohoku Region
    Associate Prof. Michio Ubaura, Tohoku University
2. Reconstruction of Communities: Lessons from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
    and the East Japan Earthquake
    Prof. Yuka Kaneko, Kobe University
3. Evaluation of Six Years Reconstruction after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
    Prof. Gu Linsheng, Sichuan University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University
<Commentator> Prof. Elizabeth Toomy, School of Law, University of Canterbury

Session two  - Theme: University Involvement on post-disaster reconstructions
1. Role of University in the Afflicted Areas for Reconstruction
    Prof. Katsumi Matsuoka, Iwate University
2. Passing on Memories of Disaster and Research Activities by Universities
    Prof. Hiroshi Okumura, Kobe University
3. University Involvement on Disaster Management and Recovery from Sumatra Tsunami
    Prof. Samsul Rizal, Rector, Syiah Kuala University
<Commentator> Dr. Yung-Fang Chen, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University

Panel discussion 

Closing remarks
Prof. Emeritus Yoshimitsu Shiozaki, Kobe University