Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan and India: Some Policy and Cooperation Imperatives


India and Japan are at different developmental progression pathways but they share a significant commonality in disaster risks. Both are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world.  Yet, the approach they selected to disaster risk reduction (DRR) has significant differences. Realising the potential for cooperation in the field of DRR, both countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the field of DRR during the India visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Mr Shinzo Abe. This article dwells on some of the aspects of this MOC.