Presentation on theme: "Kyoto University’s commitment to innovate holistic framework for natural disaster reduction in the Pacific Rim Region By Kazuo Oike President Kyoto University."— Presentation transcript:
1 Kyoto University’s commitment to innovate holistic framework for natural disaster reduction in the Pacific Rim Region By Kazuo Oike President Kyoto UniversityKyoto University’s commitment to innovate holistic framework for natural disaster reduction in the Pacific Rim Region
6 Japanese Disasters by Mortalities MortalityEqs & TsunamisFloods & Land SlidesJapan enjoyed many kinds of natural disasters. This picture shows the number of people killed due to natural disasters for each year between 1945 and As you can see, Floods and land slide due to heavy rain has been the main killers in Japan.Current disaster management system has been establishes in 1961 following the severe damage caused by the 1959 Ise-Bay TyphoonSo, Current system is basically designed to reduce the damage due to floods and land slides. You may see it looked like it has been successful in terms of mortality reduction.As far as earthquake disaster is concerned, only 17 damaging Earthquakes occurred for this period. 7 earthquakes killed more than 100 people. Due to tsunami, people were killed in the recent three events in 1960, 1984, and 1993.It was unprepared for the near field earthquake which occurred in 1995 in Kobe.It created a big challenge for disaster community in Japan455055606570758085909500Year
15 What should we do? Regional Tsunami Disaster Risk Assessment Local Tsunami Disaster Risk AssessmentParticipatory Strategic Planning for Tsunami Disaster ReductionRegional Seismic Risk AssessmentImplementation of Countermeasures for Tsunami Disaster Mitigation and PreparednessStructural MeasuresInformational MeasuresEducational Measures
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