Japan

Basic Act for National Resilience Contributing to Preventing and Mitigating Disasters for Developing Resilience in the Lives of the Citizenry

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2013
This law defines the Japanese government's responsibility for making the country as a whole more resilient to large-scale disasters. It also defines the basic legal principles of resilience and mandates the government to develop a range of policies to implement resilience initiatives. Most importantly, it stipulates that the government must create a Fundamental Plan for National Resilience, designed to be a comprehensive and systematic document to guide all other resilience plans, policies, and strategies. Lastly, this law also establishes the National Resilience Promotion Headquarters within the Cabinet Office. The Headquarters is to be responsible for creating the Fundamental Plan for National Resilience and overseeing all national resilience initiatives in Japan.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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