Hirokazu Tatano

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While geographic information systems (GIS) can provide information on the static locations of critical infrastructure and evacuation routes, they do not provide the dynamically changing locations of things and people on the move. In contrast, radio frequency identification (RFID) wireless network technology can automatically identify and track the movement(More)
Abstract: This paper presents the methodology and procedure for flood risk assessment using GIS and flood inundation model (FIM) based on the “micro-zonation concept” in which an entire floodplain considered is divided into numerous unit areas (meshes or grids). In this study, Shinkawa-river floodplain around Nagoya City of Aichi Prefecture in Japan an(More)
Earthquake emergency response requires different number of teams to cooperate with each other and coordinate their activities to achieve global objectives. Coordination is the key challenging problem that field teams face in urban search and rescue (USAR) emergency response because of the geographic and uncertain environment. Therefore, it is necessary to(More)
This article proposes a new type of warranty policy that applies the "nudge" concept developed by Thaler and Sunstein to encourage homeowners in Japan to implement seismic retrofitting. Homeowner adaptation to natural disasters through loss reduction measures is known to be inadequate. To encourage proactive risk management, the "nudge" approach capitalizes(More)
This paper focuses on the cost of substitution of intermediate goods and investigates how it affects macroeconomic dynamics after a natural disaster. This paper developes a macroeconomic model to show that the cost of substitution of intermediate goods is an important factor for expanding economic loss by inducing the ”cascade effect.” In addition, it(More)
This paper provides the framework for a payment plan based on inspection results in the delegation of inspection agencies. The paper deals with two cases—that in which one inspector checks the quality of the inspection object (e.g., a design drawing of building) and that in which two inspectors check it simultaneously. The paper points out the applicability(More)