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2019.3.8

Public Relations Office Column “Forecasting”

2019 is the last year of the Heisei period (in the Japanese calendar). Exactly 50 years ago, in 1969, humankind landed on the moon for the first time through the Apollo space program. Those days were the peak of confidence in science, and it was thought that in 50 years human beings would certainly be living on the moon and earthquakes and disasters would be predicted as a matter of course. As you can see, the result is that we are reminded each year how natural phenomena are profoundly beyond h…

2019.3.1

How IRIDeS Researchers Have Worked on Recovery Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake #3

On March 11, 2019, it has been 8 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. As one of its missions, IRIDeS has been contributing to disaster recovery, with researchers from various fields conducting research in recovery as well as being involved in practical recovery activities. Now that the first stage of many reconstruction projects has been completed and the landscape of the affected areas has undergone major changes, engineering, medical, and social science researchers were asked to provid…

2019.2.8

How IRIDeS Researchers Have Worked on Recovery Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake #2

On March 11, 2019, it has been 8 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. As one of its missions, IRIDeS has been contributing to disaster recovery, with researchers from various fields conducting research in recovery as well as being involved in practical recovery activities. Now that the first stage of many reconstruction projects has been completed and the landscape of the affected areas has undergone major changes, engineering, medical, and social science researchers were asked to provid…

2019.1.25

How IRIDeS Researchers Have Worked on Recovery Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake #1

On March 11, 2019, it has been 8 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. As one of its missions, IRIDeS has been contributing to disaster recovery, with researchers from various fields conducting research in recovery as well as being involved in practical recovery activities. Now that the first stage of many reconstruction projects has been completed and the landscape of the affected areas has undergone major changes, engineering, medical, and social science researchers were asked to provid…

2019.1.25

Leaving valuable historical data to future generations through networking

In Japan, efforts to save and leave valuable historical data related to disasters involving a network of historians, local governments, and citizens in the Kanai area first became apparent after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995. This movement was then followed by the launch of “historical document rescue network” around the country, which sought to preserve data while retaining the unique characteristics of each region. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, another movem…

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