Flood and storm

TOKYO Resilience Project ~ Aiming for “Safety for the Next 100 Years” ~

The safe and secure city which could be called the fruit of our predecessors’ efforts will be taken to higher level and passed on to future generations.

Measures to make Tokyo more resilient

Increasingly severe floods and storms, major earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions could strike at any time.
This far-sighted project enhances measures to protect the lives and livelihoods of Tokyo residents and helps maintain the functions and economic activities of Tokyo, the capital city of Japan.

Floods and Storms

Increase in the amount of rainfall, rise in the sea level, and more frequent and severe floods and storms will be triggered by climate change.

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A magnitude 7 class earthquake has a 70% probability of striking the southern Kanto area within the next 30 years.

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Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanic eruptions on an island will lead to complete evacuation of the island. An eruption of Mt. Fuji could greatly affect urban functions even in the city center.

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Preparations for power and communications outages, etc.

Large-scale power outages and communication breakdowns pose great risks for societies in which power and ICT are indispensable.

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Creating a city that is also highly prepared for infectious diseases

New infectious diseases originating in various parts of the world are emerging. We must look ahead to the future and create a city that is also highly prepared for infectious diseases.

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Recovery from the Great Kanto Earthquake

The year 2023 marks the centennial of the Great Kanto Earthquake.

On September 1, 1923, a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 hit the Kanto area. After the earthquake, reconstruction plan created by Shimpei Goto (former Mayor of Tokyo), the President of the Imperial Capital Reconstruction Department, was used to carry out land readjustment projects and recovery projects for streets, bridges, rivers, canals, and parks, centering on areas destroyed by fire. The social capital was reconstructed, leading to the formation of the modern day Tokyo.

We will use this resilient spirit that we have inherited from our predecessors to further improve the safe and secure city that has been built so it can withstand increasingly severe floods and storms, major earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions that may hit at any time. We will take our city to higher levels and pass it on to future generations.

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Event Information

We plan various events where you can have fun learning about disasters.
These include events geared toward children, online events, and more. Come and join us.

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What We Can Do to Prepare for Disasters

Each and every one of us must take measures to prepare for disasters to minimize damage.
Various preparatory measures are introduced here to protect you and the people you love.

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Tokyo is strengthening its "disaster preparedness" to become a safe and resilient international city. This pamphlet and video introduces Tokyo's disaster preparedness with a focus on wind and flood countermeasures, a theme common to the entire world.

TOKYO Resilience Project

The "TOKYO Resilience Project" aims to ensure the safety and security of its residents against five risks: windstorms, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, power and communication disruptions, infectious diseases.

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We plan events that help our residents become familiar with disaster preparedness. Come and join us.