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Assessing Government Activities in the March 11th Earthquake: Lessons learned from the Big Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis in Japan
by Masao Kikuchi
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management, Meiji University
One of the major objectives of this seminar is to discuss the recent triple crises that hit the northern part of Japan on 11 March 2011. The discussion will revolve around the issues in the context of government responsibilities and public management. The talk is based on the presenter’s recently published article in Public Administration Review ("Contemporary Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Fukushima") and public opinion surveys on trust in government that conducted in the post- 11 March earthquake weeks.
|16:00 - 16:05||Opening Remarks|
Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Assistant Director, UNU-IAS
|16:05 - 16:45||Assessing Government Activities in the March 11th Earthquake: Lessons learned from the Big Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis in Japan|
Masao Kikuchi, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management, Meiji University
|16:45 - 17:30||Discussion|
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Masao Kikuchi is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management of the Department of Public Management in the School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Tokyo. His research interests include comparative governance reform, performance measurement, local governance reform, and trust in government from a comparative perspective. Prior to his current position, he was a research fellow at the Institute of Administrative Management, while he was also a research associate at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. He has published articles in the following journals: Public Administration Review, Asian Review of Public Administration, and others. He also contributed chapters in the Handbook of Public Administration in East Asia, published from Francis and Taylor in 2010. He serves on various advisory commissions member positions both in national and local government in Japan. He also closely works with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other international donors for the technical assistance on governance reforms in Southeast Asian countries. He holds a PhD in Political Science.
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