Waseda University, Professer Emeritus
Waseda Institute of Sustainable Community and Risk Management, Advisor
Regional and Community Studies
Social change of the local communities affected by disasters
Sociology on Disaster
Research on historical changes of local communities and their social problems, especially in Tokyo inner-city and suburban areas and Niigata heavy snowfall villages. Research on social changes of the local communities affected by disasters. Sociological research on disaster-affected people and communities: disaster processes in general, vulnerability and resilience of the communities, and social problems of restoration and regeneration processes.
Masaki URANO "Settlement and Mobility after the Great East-Japan Earthquake: Reconstructing Local Identity", Annals of Japan Association for Urban Sociology, vol.34, pp.7-24, 2016
Masaki URANO "Social problems in the Regeneration Stage of the Tsunami-stricken Regions after the Great East-Japan Earthquake", Annals of Regional and Community Studies vol.26, pp.11-28, 2014
Masaki URANO "500 days of the Tsunami-stricken People: struggling for the regeneration in Otuchi, Ishinomaki, and Kamaishi areas,
Waseda University Press, 2013"
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