NEW!"White Paper on Disaster Management 2015 (Summary)" (pdf, 7.8MB) was published by the Cabinet Office of Japan.
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 was successfully held in Sendai, Japan on 15 March 2015.
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 will be held in Sendai, Japan on 15 March 2015.
News from ADRC
Prof. Hamada, ADRC Chairman, received the Cabinet Office Disaster Prevention Achievement Award for the Year 2014 from the Prime Minister.(PDF, Japanese version only)
The Latest Disaster Information
Heavy snow in eastern and northeastern Japan has wreaked havoc with transportation systems and injured more than 300 people since 18 January 2016.
Typhoon Melor (local name: Nona), which made a landfall in Central Philippines on 14 December 2015, caused severe damage to wide areas in the Philippines.
Heavy rainfall and winds affected Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India over 8-10 November 2015, causing floods and damage. More than 200 people were killed.
Tropical Cyclone Chapala made landfall on mainland Yemen on 3 November and early reports point to substantial flooding. Based on current projections the estimated number of people that may be affected by Cyclone Chapala is 1.1 million or more.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on 26 October 2015, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 17 people.