Developing and imlpementing a locally-based DRR education models in Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Conducting interdisciplinary research with researchers in earthquake engineering, geograph, and developing a online teacher training program by utilizing topographic maps and hazard maps to understand local disaster risk by a school district.
Conducting international comparative research on educational reconstruction processes and school-based DRR in disaster-affected areas in the Asian region (Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.) in terms of a comprehensive school safety.
Aiko Sakurai，Takeshi Sato, Yoshiyuki Murayama: Impact Evaluation of a School-Based Disaster Education Program in a City Affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 47, Special Edition on School Safety, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101632
Aiko Sakurai, Mizan BF Bisri, Takashi Oda, Rina Suryani Oktari, Yoshiyuki Murayama, Nizammudin, Muzaillin Affan: Exploring Minimum Essentials for Sustainable School Disaster Preparedness: A Case of Elementary Schools in Banda Aceh City, Indonesia,International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 29, 2018, pp.73-83. DOI10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.08.005
Alfi Rahman, Aiko Sakurai, and Khairul Munadi: The analysis of the development of the Smong story on the 1907 and 2004 Indian Ocean tsunamis in strengthening the Simeulue island community's resilience, International Journal of DIsaster Risk Reduction 29, 2018, pp.13-23. DOI10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.07.015
Koichi Shiwaku, Aiko Sakurai, Rajib Shaw, eds.:Disaster resilience of education systems, experiences from Japan, Speinger, 2016, 241 pages.DOI:10.1007/978-4-431-55982-5.