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Okayama University Associate Professor Yoshihiro Okazaki (Education) won both the “National Resilience Award 2024” and the “Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Sustainability Award 2024”!

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] Associate Professor Yoshihiro Okazaki (Education) won both the “National Resilience Award 2024” and the “Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Sustainability Award 2024”!
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May 8, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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◆Overview
On April 23, 2023, at the “National Resilience Award 2024″ held at Iino Hall & Conference Center (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), Associate Professor Yoshihiro Okazaki of the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Education, Okayama City Fire Department, The project “Achieving zero deaths from fires with psychology and VR”, which was developed jointly with Shirashishi Co., Ltd., received the Excellence Award.
This project aims to reduce the number of casualties caused by fires through a VR system that encourages appropriate judgment and action in the event of a fire. This project also won the Encouragement Award at the 2024 Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Sustainability Awards, and was highly praised for its contribution to society.
This initiative utilizes Associate Professor Okazaki’s knowledge of psychology, which is his specialty, and uses technology to acquire the behavioral history of participants in VR space to provide training that imitates real-life fire situations. is the final goal. The system is based on a kitchen fire scenario, and the situation recreated using a physics simulator provides participants with a realistic experience while learning how to respond accurately in the event of a disaster. It functions as a place.
The award ceremony was attended by many government officials, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Minister for National Resilience, Yoshifumi Matsumura, who highly praised Associate Professor Okazaki’s research and his contributions to society. This research has also received high praise from the public, with its educational value and realism receiving particular attention. Associate Professor Okazaki expressed his enthusiasm for the future, saying, “I want to continue contributing to society by combining new technology and psychology.” Please look forward to the continued efforts of Okayama University, a regional core and distinctive research university, and the research team led by Associate Professor Okazaki, who aims to develop technology in the disaster and medical fields.
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Yoshiyuki Haruna, President of Shirashishi Co., Ltd., attended the award ceremony.
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◆Reference
・National Resilience Award 2024 Award Ceremony (Prime Minister’s
Office HP) https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/101_kishida/actions/202404/23resilience.html ・Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Sustainable Grand Prize 2024  https://ssmartace.or.jp/grand-prize-2024-results/
・Okayama University Graduate School of Education/Faculty of Education  https://edu.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Hakujishi Co., Ltd.
 https://www.snowlion.co.jp/
・Okayama City Fire Department
 https://www.city.okayama.jp/0000011511.html
◆Reference information
・[Okayama University] Okayama University Hospital medical open innovation program “4th BIZEN activity communication meeting” content video released for a limited time (Activity communication 1
“Overcoming knowledge and language barriers ~ VR and CG technology Sharing images and consciousness through applied “experiences”” Mr. Yoshiyuki Haruna, Representative Director, Shirashishi Co., Ltd.)  https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000968.000072793.html
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Okayama University Co-Creation and Innovation Management Department Industry-Academia Collaboration Division Chief Supervisor Funakura Okayama University Tsushima Campus Main Building 1F, 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 TEL: 086-251-7151 E-mail: co-creation◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp * Replacing @ with ◎
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/news/news_id13086.html
-For inquiries regarding Okayama University’s
industry-academia-government collaboration, etc.- Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization
Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Headquarters 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Main Building 1F TEL: 086-251-8463 E-mail: sangaku◎okayama-u.ac.jp *Please replace ◎ with @
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Okayama University Media “OTD” (App):
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/rd/p/000000215.000072793.html Okayama University Integrated Report 2023: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001926.000072793.html Okayama University SDGs homepage: https://sdgs.okayama-u.ac.jp/ Okayama University SDGs – Thinking about the sustainability of local communities (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Qdqjy4mw4ik Okayama University Image Movie (YouTube) ): https://youtu.be/pKMHm4XJLtw
Industry-university co-creation activity “Okayama University Open Innovation Challenge” recruiting co-creation activity partners for April 2024: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000002079.000072793.html Okayama University “THE Impact Ranking 2021” Overall ranking: Top 200 in the world, same number 1 in Japan!!
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