2012 年 19 巻 1 号 p. 13-24
In this work, from case studies of communities in the lower reaches of the Tone River, I clarify why people are able to carry out disaster prevention measures reasonably from the viewpoint of regional management. The thing to notice in these examples is that when it comes to disaster planning, hope gathers in the duties that regional communities accomplish, however in general, this is because disaster planning is something that is difficult for regional communities to tackle.
Communities have carried out disaster response through regional management. From case studies, it becomes apparent that there are same logics throughout both traditional regional management and modern regional management. That is 1) the fact that they seek better ways of receiving a flood on the presumption that they will receive a flood, and 2) The fact that they adopt counter-measure ideas, such as that things that consider not only emergencies but are also useful in everyday life will consequently be effective even in times of disaster.
In other words, the carrying out of disaster prevention measures through regional management signifies that the carrying out of general disaster planning through backwards-facing ideas also includes a facet of forward-facing region building. This is considered to be linked to reasonable regional disaster prevention, and consequently linked to the formation of disaster culture.