Natural disasters occur frequently causing significant damage and casualties. Ongoing climate changes may exacerbate natural hazard risk through increasing frequency and/or intensity. Utilizing the knowledge obtained through our university's outstanding research, establishing international standards for disaster risk reduction would enable various stakeholders, including industries and governments, in our country and the world, to strengthen their mitigation capabilities and resiliency. This will contribute to minimizing damage and losses, leading to faster and optimal recovery and reconstruction (Build Back Better).
I have worked for a Japanese insurance company for 30 years, where I was involved in claims service for accidents and disasters. I also have experience in building and improving networks and systems around the world to provide assistance services to policyholders.