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Learning from Megadisasters : lessons from the great east Japan earthquake (English)

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan's Tohoku region. The Great East Japan Earthquake was the first disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident, a power supply failure, and a large-scale disruption of supply chains. ... See More +

Publication 89069 JUN 24, 2014

Ranghieri, Federica [editor]; Mikio Ishiwatari [editor]

Doing business 2014 : Japan - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Japan. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82875 OCT 29, 2013

Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy (English)

This paper investigates the adverse effects of oil price volatility on economic activity and the extent to which countries can hedge against such effects by using renewable energy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6603 SEP 01, 2013

Rentschler, Jun E.

What are the causes of the growing trend of excess savings of the corporate sector in developed countries ? an empirical analysis of three hypotheses (English)

This paper analyzes annual accounting data for a sample of 5,000 publicly traded manufacturing firms from Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6571 AUG 01, 2013

Brufman, Leandro; Martinez, Lisana; Artica, Rodrigo Perez

Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects : evidence from the Japanese ESCO market (English)

Competitive bidding is an important policy tool to procure goods and services from the market at the lowest possible cost. Under traditional public procurement systems, however, it may be difficult to purchase highly customized objects, such as energy efficiency services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6485 JUN 01, 2013

Iimi, Atsushi

Tokyo's emissions trading system : a review of its operation since 2010 (English)

This note reviews the operations and experience of Tokyo's emissions trading system since its launch in 2010 and follows on from an earlier issue of directions in urban development that described the design and development process of the system. ... See More +

Brief 81058 JUN 01, 2013

Piloting community approaches (English)

The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) was established by the government of Japan and the World Bank in June 2000 as a mechanism for providing direct assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in eligible member countries of the World Bank group, while fostering long-term social development. ... See More +

Annual Report 76969 JAN 01, 2013

Japan policy and human resources development fund annual report 2011 (English)

The Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) Fund was established in 1988 as a partnership between the Government of Japan and the World Bank. ... See More +

Annual Report 76970 JAN 01, 2013

Japanese

Japan - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)

The 14 indicators describe a country's macro-fiscal environment to identify constraints or opportunities for health systems financing. ... See More +

Brief 80274 JAN 01, 2013

Cortez, Rafael; Pande, Aaka; Eozenou, Patrick

Evacuation center management (English)

A mega disaster will result in an enormous number of evacuees staying in evacuation center for a significantly long time. This note describes how Japan managed its evacuation centers after the Great East Japan earthquake. ... See More +

Brief 80059 JAN 01, 2013

Keicho, Toshiaki

Ensuring protection in response and equity in recovery (English)

As in every disaster, certain groups were more vulnerable than others to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE). Two-thirds of those who lost their lives were over 60 years old. ... See More +

Brief 80061 JAN 01, 2013

Saito, Yoko; Shibuya, Hironobu; Arnold, Margaret; Ishiwatari, Mikio

Infrastructure rehabilitation (English)

Social infrastructure and public utilities are critical for quick and effective disaster response and recovery. Japan's rigorous seismic reinforcement of infrastructure has greatly reduced the effort required to restore essential facilities. ... See More +

Brief 80063 JAN 01, 2013

Sagara, Junko; Ishiwatari, Mikio

Reconstruction policy and planning (English)

The unprecedented damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) affected multiple locations, posing severe challenges for local governments. ... See More +

Brief 80064 JAN 01, 2013

Tanaka, Yasuo; Shiozaki, Yoshimitsu; Hokugo, Akihiko; Bettencourt, Sofia U.

Transitional shelter (English)

Transitional shelter can play a crucial role in housing reconstruction following a mega disaster. Reconstruction of permanent housing cannot move forward until a number of complex issues are settled, such as relocation planning and removal of debris. ... See More +

Brief 80066 JAN 01, 2013

Shiozaki, Yoshimitsu; Tanaka, Yasuo; Hokugo, Akihiko; Bettencourt, Sofia U.

Debris management (English)

Some 20 million tons of waste resulted from the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE). The amount of debris in Iwate prefecture was 11 times greater than in a normal year, and in Miyagi 19 times greater. ... See More +

Brief 80067 JAN 01, 2013

Sakai, Shinichi; Bettencourt, Sofia U.

Livelihood and job creation (English)

Livelihood and job creation have long been critical challenges to disaster recovery. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), the Japanese government launched an innovative cash-for-work (CFW) project, hiring more than 31,700 jobless people to work not only on reconstruction, but also on clerical and support work for affected people. ... See More +

Brief 80069 JAN 01, 2013

Nagamatsu, Shingo; Bettencourt, Sofia U.

Risk assessment and hazard mapping (English)

Hazard and risk assessments are the crucial first step in disaster risk management (DRM) and the basis for formulating DRM policies. They must take into account worst-case scenarios in the event of the largest possible hazard, while recognizing that hazard assessments of earthquakes and tsunamis will always have their limitations and associated uncertainties. ... See More +

Brief 80070 JAN 01, 2013

Sagara, Junko; Saito, Keiko

Risk and damage information management (English)

In Japan, municipalities are mandated to produce hazard maps for floods, storm surges, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, stagnant water, and landslides to which the municipality may be exposed. ... See More +

Brief 80071 JAN 01, 2013

Saito, Keiko

Risk communication (English)

Risk communication is an important component of disaster risk management (DRM) because it shapes people's perceptions of risk and influences their actions with respect to disaster preparedness and disaster response. ... See More +

Brief 80072 JAN 01, 2013

Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Matsuura, Shohei; Saito, Keiko

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Learning from Megadisasters : lessons from the great east Japan earthquake (English)
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Official Documents- Amendment No. 1to the Restated and Amended Administration Agreement with Japan for Supplemental Cotribution to TF071222 (English)
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Doing business 2014 : Japan - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82875 Working Paper
Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6603 Policy Research Working Paper
What are the causes of the growing trend of excess savings of the corporate sector in developed countries ? an empirical analysis of three hypotheses (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6571 Policy Research Working Paper
Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects : evidence from the Japanese ESCO market (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6485 Policy Research Working Paper
Tokyo's emissions trading system : a review of its operation since 2010 (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 81058 Brief
Piloting community approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76969 Annual Report
Japan policy and human resources development fund annual report 2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76970 Annual Report Japanese
Japan - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80274 Brief
Evacuation center management (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80059 Brief
Ensuring protection in response and equity in recovery (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80061 Brief
Infrastructure rehabilitation (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80063 Brief
Reconstruction policy and planning (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80064 Brief
Transitional shelter (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80066 Brief
Debris management (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80067 Brief
Livelihood and job creation (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80069 Brief
Risk assessment and hazard mapping (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80070 Brief
Risk and damage information management (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80071 Brief
Risk communication (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80072 Brief