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Kumamoto University

Center for Water Cycle Marine Environment and Disaster Management

Kunamoto University

Summary of Disaster Mitigation Laboratory

Summary of the laboratory

 Our laboratory consists of three sections, Research and promotion of disaster management for natural and social infrastructure systems, Social skill implementation, and Education for disaster management. In these three sections, research, education, and actual practices are provided to establish a disaster management society, and they have close contact with each other. We also promote our activities, cooperating with the national government, local municipalities, educational institutions, industries, NPOs and local citizens.

 These activities are not only provided on our campus but also in local society, where actual practices are specifically available (the field campus), and where development of research methods and their outcomes can be linked seamlessly to social technology. And by doing so, people who are able to support disaster mitigation society can be nurtured.

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  • Summary of the laboratory / Staff
  • Research
Research Theme
  • Investigation and research on natural and socioeconomic mechanisms related to disasters in Kumamoto area.
  • Development and implementation of social skills for disaster mitigation, by scrutinizing the case of Kumamoto
  • Education for disaster mitigation feasible in local communities
Staff
Masahide Matsumura

Masahide Matsumura Professor

Leader
D.Eng

Specialty
Bridge Engineering
Seismic Design of Bridge
Bridge Maintenance

Yasuo Miyabuchi

Yasuo Miyabuchi Professor

Ph.D

Specialty
Volcanology
Quaternary Research

Toshio Fujimi

Toshio Fujimi Associate Professor

D.Agr

Specialty
Disaster Economics
Disaster Risk Management

Sooyoul Kim

Sooyoul Kim Associate Professor

Ph.D

Specialty
Ocean and Coastal Engineering

Masayuki Torii

Masayuki Torii Project Associate Professor

Dr.Sc

Specialty
Geology
Tephrochronology

Yoshito Inamoto

Yoshito Inamoto Researcher

System Development

Specialty
Information System for Risk Management

Toshiaki Hasenaka

Toshiaki Hasenaka Professor Emeritus

Ph.D

Specialty
Volcanology
Mechanism of Volcanic Eruption
Disaster Mitigation

Other Members
  • Kazuhiro Hoshide
    Affiliation
    Kumamoto Prefectural Government Office
    Specialty
    River and Coastal Engineering
  • Isamu Watanabe
    Affiliation
    Kumamoto Prefectural Government Office
    Specialty
    Sand Control Planning
  • Hiroki Matsuda
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Science group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Sedimentology
  • Hiroshi Isobe
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Engineering group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Mineralogy
  • Gozo Tsujimoto
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Science group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Coastal Engineering
  • Toshifumi Mukunoki
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Engineering group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, X-ray CT analysis
  • Yukiko Takeuchi
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Engineering group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Regional Disaster Prevention
  • Hitoshi Moriyama
    Affiliation
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology(Engineering group),Kumamoto University
    Specialty
    Steel Structure
  • Miyuki Yamamoto
    Affiliation
    TOKEN C.E.E. Consultants Co., Ltd.
    Specialty
    Disaster Mitigation Workshop
  • Taiji Mazda
    Affiliation
    Kyushu University
    Specialty
    Earthquake Engineering
  • Shinichiro Ikebe
    Affiliation
    Aso Volcano Museum
    Specialty
    Volcanic Geology
  • Yoshito Kitazono
    Affiliation
    Chuo Doboku Consultant
    Specialty
    Slope Collapse
  • Norio Okada
    Affiliation
    Kwansei Gakuin University
    Specialty
    Disaster Risk Management
  • Takashi Ariura
    Affiliation
    Kumamoto Prefectural Government Office
    Specialty
    Disaster Management, Risk Management