Meetings

Symposium

Theme Prediction of sediment-related disasters triggered by heavy rain and approaches to evacuation behaviors of residents
Date
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Time
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:00 – 17:00
          at 10:00 – 10:50 General meeting of members
          at 11:00 – 16:50 Symposium
          at 17:00 – 19:00 Party
Venue Hitotsubashi University, Hitotsubashi Lecture Hall
c/o National Center of Sciences (National Institute of Informatics)
Address: 2-1-2, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tel: +81-3-4212-3900

[Transportation]
(1) 4 minutes on foot from Jimbocho station on Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line,
     Metropolitan Mita Line, or Metropolitan Shinjuku Line (Exits A8 / A9)
(2) 4 minutes on foot from Takehashi station on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (Exit 1b)
Purpose  In recent years, heavy natural disasters involving sediment-related disasters are often caused by localized torrential rains such as the torrential rain in Hiroshima, the torrential rain in the northern Kanto region and torrential rain in Kyushu. Due to Typhoon 10, which landed directly in the Tohoku region in 2016, severe damage was suffered even in northern Tohoku region and Hokkaido where there used to be fewer torrential rain disasters. As a factor of damage occurrence and expansion, due to the emergence of severe weather phenomena that exceed the forecast, the delay of the initial motion of the evacuation has been pointed out. Along with the way of providing information to residents, there is a need to explore solutions organizing issues leading to evacuation.

 On the other hand, as the cause of natural disasters triggered by heavy rain, generation and continuous and localized cumulonimbus called a “linear rainfall zone” and the rise of sea surface temperature in the waters surrounding Japan, as well as the increase in the number of typhoons approached while maintaining strong forces. The possibility in the future of suffering such severe weather phenomenon is high, and therefore, the preconditions of the disaster prevention and reduction plan are changing. Given those current circumstances, it is an urgent issue to make effective predictions that lead to rapid evacuation behavior of residents and to take measures by taking advantage of it.

 In this symposium, it is planned that topics will be offered about research results and examples, concerning features of natural disasters including sediment-related disasters in recent years and natural disaster risks caused by climate change and climate change, trends of technologies that accurately predict those risks, and evacuation behavior including residents’ psychology at emergency. Furthermore, we will discuss issues to be addressed by researchers and technicians, such as establishing an evacuation system in case of emergency utilizing the prediction results and establishing an effective method to guide evacuation.
Program (Planned contents)
1. Features and risks of recent abnormal weather
(Recent abnormal weather and current conditions of sediment-related disasters, etc.)
2. Recent sediment-related disasters caused by heavy rain and its prediction method
(features of sediment-related disasters due to abnormal weather, current state of prediction, prediction technology, etc.)
3. Current state of preparation for sediment-related disasters
(Introduction of examples of action measures, etc.)
4. Issues and approaches in evacuation in disasters
(Issues and proposals for evacuation from a social scientific perspective)
5. Comprehensive discussion
Participation
Fee
[Symposium fee (Including document fee: half price for students]
Prior registrant: Members 2,000 yen, Non-members 4,000 yen
Day participant: Members 3,000 yen, Non-members 5,000 yen

Party: 5,000 yen (half price for student)
Application
method
Fill in the necessary information below and send by FAX or e-mail before Friday, June 1st, 2018, and transfer the participation fee separately. (If you do not transfer your participation fee in advance, we will charge the same day fee on that day)
1. Name / Membership Number:
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4. Member or non-member:
5. Worker or student:
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(Note) Even if only advance registration is made, you will be charged as day participant if there is no transfer of participation fee in advance.
· For those who need a receipt or invoice, please indicate to that in “7. Other special notes.”
· Receipt and invoice will be handed out at the reception desk on the day.
Bank account for the transfer of participation fee Bank / branch name: Mizuho Bank, Shimbashi Chuo Branch
Account number (ordinary deposit): 1901650
Account name: Nihon Jisuberi Gakkai (or, Public benefit organization Japan Landslide Society)

·The transfer fee is to be borne by the payer.
·If the names of applicant, participant, or payer do not match, such as transferring multiple names at once, please be sure to let us know the detailed information to the following contact.
Application destination and contact details No. 5-26-8 Shimbashi Kato Building, Shinbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
(Public Corporation) Japan Landslide Society Secretariat
TEL: +81-3-3432-1878 FAX: +81-3-5408-5250
E-mail: symposium?Landslide-soc.org
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