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Disaster Prevention Basic Plan

legislation type Executive
Passed in 1982
The Disaster Prevention Basic Plan, mandated by the Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act and produced by the Central Disaster Prevention Council, outlines the Japanese government's policy towards disaster prevention, response, and recovery. It clarifies a number of important points in the original act, such as the contents and timelines of disaster prevention plans, the meaning behind principles of disaster prevention, response, and recovery, and what measures are needed to promote research and development of disaster prevention and response techniques, and quick and appropriate response and recovery. This plan also describes the government's timeline for implementing disaster measures.

The Plan was amended on May 29, 2020, to include disease prevention at evacuation sites.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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