2018 Volume 68 Issue 2 Pages 84-87
The World Bosai Forum/International Disaster Risk Conference was held in Sendai City from November 25th to 28th, 2017, where participants discussed challenges facing and measures for enhancing the risk reduction capabilities around the world. It was the inaugural forum, which was held as Japan’s commitment to taking the lead in pursuing the “Sendai Framework” that had been adopted in the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction hosted by Sendai in 2015. The forum is for people working on risk reduction in industry, academia, government, and civil society from home and abroad and aims to pass on the know-how of “BOSAI” (Japan’s DRR concept and practice) to the world. About 50 sessions were held, covering a wide range of topics. Among them, this report focuses on sessions regarding disaster information.