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Structural and Non-Structural Countermeasures and Awareness Studies After the Tsunami Disaster: Case of Japan

Ozer Sozdinler, Ceren
Arikawa, Taro
Yalçıner, Ahmet Cevdet
Tsunami generated by the earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 on March, 11, 2011 caused a high number of casualties and significant economic loss. Planning and reconstruction studies following the 2011 Tsunami in Japan are important examples of countermeasures to be taken against tsunamis In this study, observations from two field surveys conducted after five years following the tsunami event, focusing on structural and non-structural countermeasures in addition to disaster management and creation of disaster awareness studies are presented in details, and current measures in Turkey are also discussed.