Associate Professor Kanako Iuchi

Associate Professor at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)

My primary area of research interest is planning and policy development in post-disaster recovery. In particular, I focus on resettlement, planning systems, and post-disaster governance in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan 2013), the US (Hurricane Sandy 2012; Hurricane Katrina 2005), Japan (Great East Japan Earthquake 2011, Chuetsu earthquake 2004) and Indonesia (Indian Ocean tsunami 2004). Through these studies, I hope to advance knowledge on better rebuilding after natural disasters and to increase resiliency against future catastrophes.


She is featured in Focus On: Disasters, an Asia Research News resource for journalists to find stories and sources.


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