November 16, 2012

Beyond Fukushima: A Joint Agenda for U.S.-Japanese Disaster Management

By Andrew M. Saidel, Richard Danzig and Zachary Hosford

In Beyond Fukushima: A Joint Agenda for U.S.-Japanese Disaster Management, Richard Danzig, CNAS Chairman of the Board of Directors; Andrew M. Saidel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Strategies Asia, LLC; and Zachary M. Hosford, CNAS Research Associate, argue that the United States and Japan should pursue an “all-hazards” approach to manage the consequences of future disasters, improve joint capabilities and strengthen the Japanese-American relationship. Identifying problems that government officials had in dealing with the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster and noting the similarity with those that occurred during the 2005 response to Hurricane Katrina, the authors recommend ways that the United States and Japan can enhance their capabilities in managing future disasters and cooperate on disaster response.

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  • Andrew M. Saidel

  • Richard Danzig

    CNAS Board of Directors, Senior Advisor, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

    Richard Danzig’s primary activity is as a consultant to U.S. Intelligence Agencies and the Department of Defense on national security issues. He is a Senior Advisor to the Joh...

  • Zachary Hosford

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