NEW!The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Survey Report (Preliminary) is now available. (pdf, 1.08MB)
NEW!The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2016 was successfully held in Phuket, Thailand on 25-26 February 2016.
The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2015 was successfully 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
The floods hit the Garut area, about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Jakarta, Indonesia on 20 September 2016 after torrential rain and killed more than 20 people.
Typhoon Lionrock, as well as a low pressure system, has triggered heavy rains over northwestern DPRK. Flooding is known to have killed more than 130 people and displaced over 44,000 people.
Typhoon Lionrock lashed Tohoku area and Hokkaido Prefecture on 30 August 2016, leaving at least 17 person dead.
Flood, flash flood, and landslide triggered by heavy rain brought by southwest monsoon "Habagat" on 8-22 August 2016, killed 19 people, injured 12 people, and affected 1,263,098 people in Luzon and Western Visayas of the Philippines.
More than a week of flooding has claimed at least 14 lives and drove hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in parts of Bangladesh.