Organization Overview

▶ Organization Overview ▶ Senior Advisors


Name of Organization
Japan Bosai Platform

Date of Establishment
4th June, 2014

Number of Members
99 as of December 2022
(Please see the Member List for the latest information)

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Vice Presidents

in alphabetical order
Junichi IMADE
Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
Fujita Corporation
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Yoshinori TAKADA
NEC Corporation
Secretary General


Senior Advisors

Toshio KOIKE
Toshio Koike is the director of the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO and a professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo. He has been the chair of the River Council of Japan since 2015, leading discussions on important riverrelated matters to advise the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. In his capacity as a council member of the Science Council of Japan under the Cabinet Office since 2017, he has contributed to addressing various issues through science by making policy and other recommendations to the private and public sectors nationwide. After earning a bachelor, master’s, and doctoral degree in Engineering in 1980, 1982, and 1985, respectively, from the University of Tokyo, he served as a research associate in 1985 and a lecturer from 1986 to 1987 there. Then, he was at the Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, as an associate professor from 1988 to 1999 and a professor in 1999. In the same year, he returned to the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo, and served as a professor until 2017. He has been the director of ICHARM since 2014 In 2019, he received the International Scientific Cooperation Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Friendship Award from the Chinese government.
西川 智
Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University
After receiving master’s degree in city planning and regional science from University of Tokyo, he joined Japanese Government service in 1982 and has held various positions in the Japanese Government, UN, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and International Organizations. In 1992, he took the position of Senior Disaster Relief Coordination Officer at UN-DHA where he coordinated international assistance to numerous disaster stricken countries. In 2001, he was appointed the Executive Director of Asian Disaster Reduction Center. After resuming Japanese government service in 2004, held senior positions in the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. At the wake of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, he coordinated the Japanese Government technical assistance to the affected countries. He was also the on-site coordinator for the Niigata-Chuetsu Earthquake in 2004. He hosted and coordinated the 2005 UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction where HFA was adopted. He proposed the Japanese BCP guideline in 2005. He initiated the long-term regional recovery planning for Tohoku after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. He was a member of the Advisory Group to the UN SRSG for DRR on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Global Platform. He was the chair of the WEF Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risk. From 2013 to 2015, he served as Vice-president, Japan Water Agency. He is currently; Member, Science Council of Japan, Academic board member, Institute of Social Safety Science. Board member, Business Continuity Advancement Organization, Advisor, International Consortium on Landslides.