The 16th Japan Earthquake Engineering Symposium


This session will be held in Japanese only.
Future of Urban Disaster and Disaster Prevention
from Perspectives of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake

〜Has urban areas become more resilient?〜

Session Outline:
Over the past 100 years, the Tokyo metropolitan area has undergone a major transformation. The city is supported by social and information infrastructures that did not exist 100 years ago, and the industrial and population structures have also changed. The development of earthquake engineering has made some of them more resistant to earthquakes, but it has also created new vulnerabilities. We will discuss the possible damage that could occur if a large earthquake comparable to the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes the Tokyo metropolitan area, and how to respond to it, in a cross-disciplinary manner.
We have conducted a questionnaire survey in advance to find out what kind of damage could be expected in the Tokyo metropolitan area if an earthquake similar to the Great Kanto Earthquake were to occur, and received responses from various perspectives. In this session, we will report the results of the analysis and reflect them in the discussions in the special lectures and panel discussion.
This session is a valuable opportunity to consider the direction of earthquake engineering research for the future, and is especially useful for young researchers and engineers in their future research and practice. We look forward to your participation.

Date and Time:
November 24, 2023 (Friday), 14:00 - 17:35 (JST)
Main Hall (G403, G404)
Event Format:
Hybrid (In-person at the venue + online webinar*)

No registration required. However, limited to the first 500 people
Please see program page 13 for the URL.

14:00 - 14:05 Introduction  

14:05 - 14:20   Pre-Questionnaire Survey Report
Yu HIROI (Prof., The Univ. of Tokyo)

14:20 - 15:50   Part 1: Keynote Lecture
The True Story of the Great Kanto Earthquake and Tokyo Afterward: From the view point of the epicenter, damage, and reconstruction.

Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University

15:50 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:30 Part 2: Panel Discussion
Sayaka IRIE (Prof., Matsumoto Univ.)

Building structures

Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Infrastructure and civil engineering structures

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

Urban planning and fire disaster prevention

Professor, Emeritus, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Information and disaster response of government and municipalities

Professor, Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo

Economic damage / Business Continuity Plan

Hiroaki MARUYA
Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University

Urban disaster prevention in Tokyo from a local perspective

Professor, Emeritus, Nagoya University

17:30 - 17:35 Summary
Yoshiaki HISADA (Prof., Kogakuin Univ.),
Chairperson of the 16JEES Steering Committee