- no.10, 2000-11
Recent years in Mie Prefecture, some alternative methods and/or network for Community-based Counter Disaster Capabilities are newly developed; such as DIG(Disaster Imagination Game) in 1997, NAD-MIE(Network Active in Disaster Mie) in 1998, "Hello Volunteers Network MIE" in 1998 and "Sossen-Shimin (Volunteers)" in 1999. These contributions for building of community-based counter disaster capabilities are indirect ones. Although, from our experiences in Mie, these indirect approaches are more suitable for such capacity building than direct approaches such as ordinary disaster drill. Our model will be "Dote no Hanami (party under Cherry Blossom on Bank)," combination of festival (entertainments) and covered purpose for capacity building.