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  1. CPM9 Side Session Preparing for and responding to natural disasters Japan’s experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake April 3, 2014 Masato Fukushima Plant Quarantine Office Plant Protection Division Food Safety & Consumer Affairs Bureau Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Government of Japan

  2. Contents • Outline of the Great East Japan Earthquake • Offers of Assistance from Foreign Countries, Regions and International Organizations • Reaction of plant quarantine to relief supplies from abroad • MAFF’s actions after the disaster • Conclusions

  3. 1. Outline of the Great East Japan Earthquake • Earthquake • Occurred off the Sanriku coast at 14:46 • on March 11, 2011 • Magnitude 9.0 • Most powerful earthquake in Japan • (2) Tsunami • More than 10 meters high • Severe damage to Pacific coast of Tohoku and Kanto regions • (3) Damage overview (as of 11 March, 2014) × ○ Human suffering ○ Building damage ・Deaths: 15,884 ・Completely destroyed:127,302 ・Missing: 2,633 ・Half destroyed: 272,849 ・Injured: 6,148 ・Partially destroyed: 748,777 (Japanese Meteorological Agency)

  4. ○Ports, airports, roads and railways were damaged • Some office buildings of Plant Protection Stations were damaged • No casualties among staff of Plant Protection Stations Tsunami covered Sendai Airport (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)

  5. 2. Offers of Assistance from Foreign Countries, Regions and International Organizations • 163 countries and regions and 43 international organizations offered kind assistance to Japan (e.g., dispatch of relief teams, supply of relief goods, donations, etc.) • Types of relief supplies

  6. 3. Reaction of plant quarantine to relief supplies from abroad • To smoothly accept relief supplies, Plant Protection Stations inspected as follows: (1) Preferential inspection for relief supplies (2) Dispatch of plant quarantine officers to the base airports for importing relief supplies • There was no confusion in plant quarantine →Relief supplies are usually processed foods and water

  7. 4. MAFF’s actions after the disaster 4-1. MAFF’s Emergency Action Plan Response of Plant Quarantine • Emergency situation • MAFF aims to smoothly accept relief • supplies from abroad. (2) Normal situation MAFF establishes an emergency contact system among CIQ agencies.

  8. 4-2. MAFF’s Manual of Response to the Disaster Information flow in accepting relief supplies Details of relief supplies Offers of support Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic mission Foreign governments & organizations Check quarantine requirements (propriety of importation) Offers/Replies Embassy in Tokyo MAFF Arrange domestic transport Cabinet Office of Japan Carriers and affiliates

  9. 5. Conclusions Key points when a disaster strikes • Cooperation with relevant ministries and agencies, • CIQ and abroad (2) Preparation of a manual and training

  10. Thank you very much for helping Japan and kind attention !!