This research examines the level of disaster preparedness of Japanese rail companies whose lines are expected to accommodate significant tourism traffic due to the Olympics and Rugby World Cup
We gathered disaster information material from train stations and within train cars to analyze the level of preparedness.
We analzyed the level of disaster preparedness of hotels impacted by past tsunamis. Identified obstacles towards preparedness, and methods to strengthen resiliency
Nguyen, D., Onuki. M, Esteban M. (2019). Resiliency in tourism transportation: Case studies of Japanese railway companies preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (38).
Nguyen, D., Imamura F., Iuchi K. (2018). Barriers towards hotel disaster preparedness: Case Studies of Post 2011 Tsunami, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (28) 585-594.1.
Nguyen, D., Imamura F., Iuchi K. (2017). Evaluating collaborative disaster management planning in tourism: A case study on Matsushima, Japan. Tourism Management (61) 129-140.
Originally from Hawaii, USA. Bachelors and Masters from the University of Hawaii. Trained in disaster management and humanitarian assistance from the University of Hawaii. Ph.D from Tohoku University. Experience in exchanges at Waseda University and the University of the Ryukyus