Current Publications & Presentations
  • Optimal Life Recovery Assistance for Those Residing in Designated Temporary Housing after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster: A Final Project Summary, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Diaster Reduction, The Royal Society, Wellington, New Zealand, October 17 and 18, 2016. Get Acrobat Reader
  • Life recovery models: Cross overs between Kobe and Great East Japan Earthquake recovery stories, Paper presented at New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal, October 29, 2015. Get Acrobat Reader
  • Sendai Initiatives for Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, Pamphlet prepared for WCDRR3 Public Forum titled "Post-2015 Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Building resilient society by the whole-community approach including persons with disabilities" TKP Garden City Sendai Hall B, March 17, 2015. Get Acrobat Reader
  • The Experiences of People with Functional Needs in Times of Disasters: Results from the 2013 Sendai Grass-roots Assessment Workshop, United Nations University Fukushima Global Communication Programme Working Paper Series, Number 02-February 2015.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Optimal Life Recovery Assistance for Those Who are Residing in Government-Leased Private Rental Interim Housing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Boulder, Colorado, September 29, 2014.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Early Evidence, Challenges and Their Practice Implications in Providing Disaster Countermeasures for People with Special Needs Following the 2011 Eastern Japan Earthquake, Doshisha Annual Studies of Sociolgy, 18, March, 2014, pp.1-10. Get Acrobat Reader
  • Old Age, Disability, and the Tohoku-Oki Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra, 29(S1), 2013, pp. S403–S432.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Counter disaster measures for people with functional needs in times of disaster in Japan: Achievements and challenges before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, Journal of Disaster Management, 1(1), 2013, pp. 35-61.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Challenges in Counter-disaster Measures for People with Functional Needs in Times of Disaster Following the Great East Japan Earthquake. International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 21, 2012, pp.12-20.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Evacuation and Sheltering Assistance Planning for Special Needs Population: Kobe GIS-Mapping Project of People with Special Needs in Times of Disasters. Proceedings for the 15th International Seminar on GIS: International Collaboration for Global Geospatial Information Society (October 27, 2011 at KINTEX, 105-117.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Challenges in Preparedness, Response and Relief for People with Special Needs in Times of Disasters Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Paper presented at Session 8: Earthquake and Tsunami in Sumatra, Indian Ocean and Tohoku, Japan, 10th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 13th, 2011.
  • Impact Stabilization and Event Evaluation for Life Recovery among the 1995 Kobe Earthquake Survivors (The 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Life Recovery Social Survey Findings) Invited Paper Presented at International Conference in Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan, September 17-21, 2009.
  • Community Security/Safety and Social Capital: An Alternative Interpretation of Broken Window Theory, An Invited Paper Presented at 2009 International Conference on Disaster Prevention Technology, COEX, Seoul, Korea, April 22, 2009.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Evacuation & Sheltering Assistance for Persons with Special Needs at Times of Disaster: Lessons Learned from Typhoon 23, Heavy Rainfall and Earthquake Disasters in Year 2004, An Invited Paper Presented at Korean Society for Hazard Mitigation, February 27, 2009, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.Get Acrobat Reader
  • The Development and Validation of Disaster Response Competency Profile Indices. Journal of Disaster Research, 3, 6, pp.429-441, December, 2008.>(Free Download from the Journal of Disaster Research)
  • Local Community Response to Disaster Vulnerable Populations: Lessons Learned from the 2007 Noto Peninsula Earthquake. A Powerpoint Presentation for Asia Pacific Volunteer Leadership Conference at the Hawai`i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai`i, September 17th, 2008 (Please Use Inetenet Explore for Slide Show)
  • How Persons with Special Needs at times of Disaster (PSND) were Responded to during 2007 March Noto Penisula Earthquake A Powerpoint Presentation for "Hazard Mapping of Vulnerable Population - Enabling Preparedness and Response" Fritz Institute Forum, February 14, 2008 at OES State Building AuditoriumGet Acrobat Reader
  • Long-term Life Recovery Processes among Survivors of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake:1999, 2001, 2003, and 2005 Life Recovery Social Survey Results. Journal of Disaster Research, Vol.2, No.6, 484-501, December 2007>.Get Acrobat Reader
  • Development of Disaster Response Competency Profile Indices (An Extended Version) Paper Presented at 2nd International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Taipei, November 28, 2007Get Acrobat Reader
  • On the Role of Civil Society for Long-Term Life Recovery after the Kobe EarthquakeGet Acrobat Reader>(A powerpoint presentation for "Rebuilding New Orleans: Lessons from Kobe" discussion at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, Washinton D.C. on March 21, 2006 and also for "Rebuilding of Kobe: Lessons for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast" discussion at Port of New Orleans, LA on March 22, 2006.
  • Long-Term Life Recovery Processes of The Survivors of The 1995 Kobe Earthquake: Causal Modeling Analysis of the Hyogo Prefecture Life Recovery Panel Survey DataGet Acrobat Reader(A paper presented at the first International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Kobe, January 18th to 21st, 2005)
  • Model Building and Testing of Long-Term Life Recovery Processes of the Survivors of the 1995 Kobe earthquake: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) of the 2003 Hyogo Prefecture Life Recovery Survey, (Powerpoint presentation at the 29th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, July 14, 2004)
  • The Impact of Risk Perception, Disaster Schema, Resources, Intention, Attitude, and Norms upon Risk Aversive Behavior among Marikina City Residents: Structural Equation Modeling with Latent Variables, (A paper presented at the Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ACEE2004-Manila), March 5-6, 2004, Manila Pavilion, Manila, Philippines.)Get Acrobat Reader
  • Model construction and testing of psychological recovery processes from the Kobe earthquake disaster experiences I: Life recovery process scale construction using the 2002 public restoration housing residents population survey data(Proceedings of 3rd Workshop for Comparative Study on Urban Earthquake Disaster Management, January 30-31, 2003)Get Acrobat Reader
  • Seven Critical Element Model of Life Recovery: General Linear Model Analyses of the 2001 Kobe Panel Survey Data(Proceedings of 2nd Workshop for Comparative Study on Urban Earthquake Disaster Management, Feburary 14-15, 2002)
  • General Linear Model Analyses of Life Recovery Factors in the 2001 Kobe Panel Survey Data.(Proceedings of US-Japan Cooperative Research in Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Third Grantees's Meeting, August 15-16, 2001)
  • Family system adjustment and adaptive reconstruction of social reality among the 1995 earthquake survivors (International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 9, 2000, 81-110)
  • Family system adjustment and adaptive reconstruction of social reality among the 1995 earthquake survivors (Paper presented at the 25th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop on July 10, 2000 in Boulder Colorado)
  • Total-Quality-Management-based assessment of everyday life recovery assistance programs for the victims of the 1995 Kobe earthquake (Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop on July 9, 2000 in Boulder Colorado)
  • Total-Quality-Management-Based Assessment of Kobe City's Life Recovery Assistance Programs for Victims of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake(Paper presented at 8th International Symposium on Natural and Technological Hazards (HAZARDS2000), on May 24, 2000, in Tokushima, Japan)
  • The Kobe Earthquake and the Renaissance of Volunteerism in Japan (3rd Edition)Get Acrobat Reader(Kwansei Gakuin University Department of Sociology Studies, 87, 185-196 (March, 2000)
  • Post disaster studies of individual preparedness and life recovery: Two perspectives >(Science Promotion Research Grant Report on Human Behavior in High Density Space in Urban Earthquake Hazard, The Ministry of Education, January 21, 2000)
  • Lessons from Kobe: Repair souls as well as homes(TIME Magazine, OCTOBER 4, 1999 VOL. 154, NO. 13. By Tim Larimer. Quotes in the last paragraph)
  • The Kobe earthquake and the Renaissance of Volunteerism in Japan (2nd Edition (In English)(A paper presented at Colorado Collge on July 13, 1999)
  • Determinants of the changes of residence and life reconstruction among the 1995 Kobe earthquake victims. (In English)>(A paper presented at the 24th Natural Hazard Workshop, Boulder, Colorado. July 12, 1999)
  • Correlation between abstinence and drinking of Identified Patient(IP)with family factors: Centering on factors such as family function, co-dependence, family group and self help group participation (English Abstract)(Japanese Journal of Alcohol Studies & Drug Dependence, Vol. 34, No. 1, 63-73).
  • The transfer of disaster volunteer management know-how: A case study of the Japan seacoast oil spill of 1997 (The 6th Japan/US Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Kobe, 1/13/1999)
  • Reflective Analysis of Disaster Mental Health Management: Response to the Loma Prieta Earthquake (In English) (The 6th Japan/US Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Kobe, 1/13/1999)
  • 40 Months of Hyogo-FAIR(Forum for Advocating Individual Recovery) (In English) (The 6th Japan/US Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Kobe, 1/13/1999)
  • Familial Influences on the Continuation of Abstinence:Effect of Family Functioning, Co-dependence,。。Family and Self-help Group Participation (English Abstract)(Japanese Journal of Family Therapy, Vol.15, No.2, 105)
  • The Earthquake Stress and Family System Coping: A Structural Equation Modeling (In Japanese)(Final Draft)98/09/17(to appear in The Kobe Earthquake and Sociology)
  • The Kobe earthquake and the Renaissance of Volunteerism in Japan (In English) (A Paper presented at the International Association for Volunteer Effort World Volunteer Conference, 98/8/25, Edmonton, Canada)
  • Toward a solution of Alcohol Problems among the Kobe Earthquake Victims (In Japanese)(A Newsletter article, Hyogo Forum for Advocating Individual Recovery, July, 1998. 98/07/10)
  • PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (In Japanese) (to appear in An Encyclopedia for Psychotherapy Practice, 97/07/28)
  • Disaster Stress Care and Families (In Japanese)(In Loss and Family Cohesion, May, 1998)
  • A Liner note for CD-ROM "People's Channel: The Kobe Earthquake and Volunteer Community Cable Television" (In Japanese)(January, 1998)
  • A DVD Video Program Script "Volunteerism in Canada"(January, 1998)
  • Ad hoc network and crisis management: The Kobe Earthquake and Kwansei Gakuin University Public Relation Activities (In Japanese). A Paper presented at the 3rd Annual conference of the Japanese Society for the Studies of Corporate Communication, 1997/11/29)
  • Family centered eco-system model of traumatic stress and coping: Structural equation modeling and their clinical/policy implications (In English)(The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 13th Annual Conference, 97/11/8, Montreal; 2nd Edition 2000/12/12)
  • Disaster Volunteer Management: How the Kobe Earthquake Experiences were transferred to the Oil Spill Disaster of 1996?(In Japanese). A paper presented at the Japanese Psychological Association Annual Conference, 1997/9/17)
  • A life-modeled social work practice with earthquake victims: Phase specific responses during crisis and post-crisis periods (In English)(The 5th US/Japan Workshop of Urban Disaster Prevention, 97/1/17, Pasadena, USA; 2nd Edition 2000/12/12)
  • Problem Maintaining Loop and Systemic Family Therapy (In Japanese)Mathematical Sciences, A Special Issue on Life and Chaos, March, 1995)