Socio-legal norms in preventing and managing disasters in Japan and the Asia-Pacific
20 February 2012
Fukushima prefecture, Japan
This conference which takes place 1-2 March 2012 compares the preparedness for large-scale disasters and subsequent responses in Japan, focusing on the earthquake and tsunami that devastated north-east Japan on 11 March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leaks.
It will explore whether and how socio-legal norms may have differed significantly within Japan regarding the former, primarily a natural disaster; compared to the latter, a 'man-made' or artificial disaster.
It will divided intofour main sessions with the following presenters:
1. Disaster-related socio-cultural and political-economic norms and practices in Japan: Professor Michael Lewis (University of Sydney),Dr Yasuko Claremont (University of Sydney),Dr Rebecca Suter (University of Sydney),Professor Kent Anderson (ANU/Adelaide), Associate Professor Leon Wolff (Bond University), Ms Kylie Fletcher-Johnstone (Bond University).
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Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this2 day conference is equal to 11.25 MCLE/CPD unit. For a full program of current MCLE/CPD eligible events, please click here.
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Early bird: $110 inc GST (until February 10, 2012)
The final session of the conference on March 2 (4.30pm) will be free to the public.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202