Having some similarities as tsunami-prone areas, Sanriku Coastal Area, Japan, and Hilo, Hawaii, experienced several devastating tsunamis and recovered in their history. However, the post-tsunami urban recovery planning and the future strategy for tsunami management present in both Demonstrating timeline the affected tsunamis and the published planning and policies for tsunami disaster management, this paper compares the history of urban recovery planning and designing for tsunami hazard in the United States and Japan. It also examines the contents for urban safety management in recent governments' guidelines to share useful information for the future planning strategy.
- Post-tsunami urban recovery planning
- The 1896 Sanriku Tsunami
- The 1933 Sanriku Tsunami
- The 1946 Aleutian Tsunami
- The 1960 Chilean Tsunami
- Urban safety planning for tsunami