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Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake - Building Smart Communities

CJRC Hybrid Japan Innovation Lab

Lecture by Tohoku University professor Kazuyuki Tohji on how Tohoku University, in partnership with University of Tokyo researchers, has developed a vision for an energy management system which integrates both energy and transportation/communication infrastructures to improve energy security in the event of disasters.

Employing lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, research and development of next-generation energy sources aims to provide eco-town plans for reconstruction in the Tohoku area.

Professor Kazuyuki Tohji of Tohoku University outlines an environmentally friendly energy vision to be applied in post-tsunami reconstruction.

Tohoku University researchers, in partnership with the University of Tokyo, have developed the concept of an energy management system which integrates both energy and transportation/communication infrastructures.

Harnessing clean, renewable ocean energy from waves and microalgae and other such next-generation energy sources will increase Japan’s energy security, promote [the clean energy] industry, and reconstruct improved, disaster-resistant communities [in Tohoku and throughout Japan].

Co-Sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles