Women and the 2011 East Japan Disaster

Author:

Saito, F.

Editor:

First

Date:

2012

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender and Earthquakes

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis Online

Full Harvard Reference:

Saito, F. (2012). Women and the 2011 East Japan Disaster, Gender & Development, 20(2): 265-279.

This article describes the gender issues that have emerged after the earthquake and tsunami that hit East Japan in March 2011, and how the government and society responded to these issues. The gender issues that emerged were not new; rather, they repeated what had already happened following earlier emergencies in Japan, indicating a failure on the part of the government to integrate a gender perspective into emergency planning and response, and ongoing gender inequality in Japanese society.