Great Kanto Earthquake 100th Anniversary Event

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake.
Under the theme of “Learning from the 100th Anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake: Disaster Prevention in the Future,” the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will hold the “Great Kanto Earthquake 100th Anniversary Event” to provide an opportunity for adults and children alike to learn about disaster prevention while having fun, as an opportunity to prepare for a large-scale disaster that could occur at any time and to rethink the importance of disaster prevention.

Date and Time

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Exhibition: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Symposium: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo), etc.

Hosted by

Tokyo Metropolitan Government


Learning from the 100th Anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake: Disaster Prevention in the Future

Main contents

Exhibition events (free of charge, free to enter and exit)

Participation and hands-on experience-based programs and demonstrations by police, firefighters, and Self-Defense Forces

Participatory disaster prevention events for Tokyo residents

VR flood experience, disaster prevention workshops for children, stamp rally

Demonstrations by the police, fire department, and Self-Defense Forces

Exhibitions and rides in special vehicles, curry eating and distribution experience, earthquake simulation, ladder truck ride, smoke experience, etc.

Symposium (free of charge, advance registration required)

Roundtable discussions, keynote speeches and panel discussions by experts

Symposium Speakers

Roundtable Discussion

Yuriko Koike (Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
Tadashi Hirata (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo)
Keisuke Shinno (Chairman, The General Insurance Association of Japan)

Keynote Speech

Tadashi Hirata (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)

Panel Discussion

Takaaki Kato (Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
Yoshi Aoyama (Professor Emeritus, Meiji University)
Mari Christine (President, Tokyo Tsunagari Creation Foundation)
Jumu Muto (TV Personality, Disaster Prevention Specialist)

Symposium Moderator: Maya Masai (Announcer)

Symposium Eligibility

Those who live, work or study in Tokyo
Children under elementary school age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Childcare service is available for children from 6 months old to preschool age (advance application required).

Symposium venue

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No.1, 5th Floor, Conference Hall

Symposium Admission

Please choose your preferred format from the following by making a reservation in advance.

  • On-site viewing: Capacity of 500 people (if there are too many applicants, a drawing will be held)
  • Live-streaming: No capacity (applicants are responsible for their own communication costs)

Application period

From Monday, July 24, 2023 to Friday, August 11, 2023

How to apply

Please apply to the “Great Kanto Earthquake 100th Anniversary Event” Management Office using the dedicated form on the event website.

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For more details, please visit the event website.

  • Please see the event homepage for details.
  • Please note that some of the contents of the event, such as the exhibition events, may change on the day of the event.
  • The latest information will be updated on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Prevention website.
  • For inquiries regarding event details, please contact

   The Great Kanto Earthquake Centennial Event Management Office
    Phone: 03-6427-6113 (Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays)

Inquiries about this page

Disaster Prevention Management Division, General Disaster Prevention Department, Bureau of General Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Phone: 03-5388-2549
E-mail address: S0000040 (at) (Please change “at” to “@” to send e-mail.

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