A Review of Japanese Government Response to the Public Crises of Earthquakes



The disaster prevention plans and laws formulated by the Japanese government have successfully coped with the public crisis resulting from the Great East Japan (magnitude 9.0) earthquake. Meanwhile, the Japanese government took effective measures to cut losses, maintain social order, and organize the post-disaster reconstruction. However, some problems, such as delayed rescue, mishandling of nuclear leakage, and opaque information have been questioned by the public. This article will employ the theory of public management and public policy to review and analyze the above phenomena.


Great east Japan earthquake; Public crisis management; Public policy; The ability of government

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/5501


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