About this book series

Because of the high concentration of population in urban habitats and the strong linkage to infrastructures that support a modern urban lifestyle, natural disasters such as fl oods, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanoes always create new areas of severe damage whenever they occur. Japan is a “disaster country” of sorts: the Japanese have had to survive many different kinds of natural disasters and consequently they have accumulated a substantial body of knowledge in the phenomenology and mitigation of natural disasters. This series of books presents recent advances in all aspects of natural disasters and related mitigation technologies developed in Japan to be shared with the international community.

The areas covered in this series include

1. Earthquake risk

2. Strong motions and damage prediction for urban structures

3. Volcanic eruptions

4. Ground failures

5. Climate and water disasters

6. Fire and environmental disasters

7. Disaster management and mitigation


Editorial Board


Prof. Hiroshi Kawase (Kyoto University, DPRI)


Prof. Manabu Hashimoto (Kyoto University, DPRI)

Prof. Tomotaka Iwata (Kyoto University, DPRI)

Prof. Masato Iguchi (Kyoto University, DPRI)

Prof. Masahiro Chigira (Kyoto University, DPRI)

Prof. Kaoru Takara (Kyoto University, DPRI)

Prof. Tetsuya Sumi (Kyoto University, DPRI)

Prof. Hirokazu Tatano (Kyoto University, DPRI)

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  • Hiroshi Kawase

Book titles in this series