Disaster prevention, mitigation, and reconstruction beginning with multicultural coexistence
Disaster and leadership

Earthquakes, typhoons and heavy rain frequently struck Japan. Here in Kobe international city where people come from all over the world, we also had the Great Hansin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995. What are lessons we should have learned from those disasters?
What can we do for the future? Leaders and young supporters who faced on unprecedented disaster and lead disaster recovery assistance in many parts of Japan, will talk about why leadership is so important and how it works in those situations.
If you are interested in this event theme, please come and join us!

Date December 2nd (Sun.) 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. 
※Networking Party 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Venue Hyogo International House, 3rd Floor Multi-Purpose Hall
1-2-8 Wakihama, Chuo-ku, Nada, Kobe, Hyogo
3 mins from Hanshin Iwaya, 8 mins from JR Nada, 10 mins from Hankyu Oji-Koen.
Participation fee FREE
Target Open to everyone (Japanese-English Interpretation will be provided)
Capacity First 100 people arrival will be accepted.
※Pre-register is required. 
In case of exceeding the capacity, you will be notified by e-mail.

Apply here!


Session1 1:00p.m.-2:25p.m. Keynote speech

What is the future leadership in disasters?
Based on the experience of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and current status

The keynote speakers are the leaders and educators of the economic and administrative organizations and they are the ones who dedicated themselves to the reconstruction of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995. Now, let’s hear what they think of the leadership is.


Mr.Katsuhiro Endo

(President, the Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO)/Former Branch Manager, the Kobe Branch, Bank of Japan)

Mr. Tomio Saito

(Vice-president, Kansai University of International Studies/Former Vice Governor of Hyogo Prefecture・Hyogo prefecture's first disaster prevention specialist)

Session2 2:25p.m.-3:40p.m.

What is Leadership? - From the disaster site-

Young leaders specializing in disaster recovery assistance will talk about what their first priority is on the disaster sight.


Mr. Ryota Yorimasa

( Representative, The NGO Collaboration Center, University of Hyogo Guraduate School of Disaster Resilience and Governance M1)

Ms. Aya Tsujioka

( Disaster reduction and human renovation institution, Research fellow )

Mr. Akira Miyasada

(Representative, Authorized NPO‘Machi Communication’)

Session3 3:40p.m.-5:00p.m. Panel discussion

Disaster reconstruction and the leadership

From the past lessons to preparation for the future.
The panel discussion members will talk about leadership, skills, learning in disaster reconstruction. The members from session1 and 2 will join this panel discussion.


Mr.Katsuhiro Honda

(Professor, Kyoto University of art and design, Lecturer, Konan University)

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!


Hyogo International House 3F Multi-purpose Hall, 1-2-8 Wakihamacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0072, Japan
3 mins from Hanshin Iwaya, 8 mins from JR Nada, 10 mins from Hankyu Oji-Koen.

Organizer / Inquiries

The Consortium of Universities in Hyogo
Hyogo International House 1F, 1-2-8 Wakihamacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0072, Japan
Tel:078-271-0233 (Mon.-Fri. : 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Ms.Nakamizu, Ms.Hashimoto)