This book provides a unique blend of integrated disaster risk communication research conducted by authors with diverse backgrounds,
including social psychology, sociology, civil engineering, informatics, and meteorology. It reports on the latest advances
in collaborative and participatory action research on community-based disaster management from the frontline in Japan, Nepal,
China and the USA. In addition, it employs and integrate a broad range of methodologies, including mathematical analyses,
computer simulations, questionnaire surveys, gaming approaches, and participatory observation. Each chapter deals with disaster
risk communication initiatives to address various hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and landslides, which are
uniquely integrated from a social psychological perspective.