Director and Secretary General, Citizens towards Overseas Disaster Emergency (CODE)
Representative, NGO Collaboration Center for HANSHIN QUAKE Rehabilitation
Mr. Murai Graduated from Hyogo High School in 1969. After working in the Kobe Port for 8 years, he had been engaged in the “chemical shoes” business until the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. In the wake of the Earthquake, while he was engaged in relief activities as the leader of one of such relevant groups, he started representing until to date an NGO alliance in support of temporary housings for the victims of the 1995 Earthquake. And, after the Earthquake, he was engaged in relief activities for various disaster victims in and out of the country; and abroad he was in a coordinating function for 46 times. At present, Mr. Murai is the Director and Secretary General of CODE (Citizens towards Overseas Disaster Emergency), and a VisitingProfessor of the Kobe-Gakuin University as from 2006.
Director, Asia Disaster Reduction Center
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