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Evaluation feasibility of Eco-DRR based on analysis of the Kumamoto Earthquake


"Eco-DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction Using Ecosystems)" is a concept that takes into account regional characteristics while implementing disaster prevention and mitigation measures, involves the participation of various stakeholders including local residents, avoids development and use of land vulnerable to natural disasters and avoids exposing it to disasters, uses diverse functions of the ecosystem—such as disaster prevention and mitigation—to reduce the vulnerabilities of society, strengthens disaster prevention and mitigation in local communities, ensures biodiversity and ecosystem services, and tries to build a sustainable, safe and rich natural symbiotic society.

We are researching and analyzing areas affected by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake to assess this possibility.

  • This research is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C).

  • This research is supported by the 2017 Inamori Foundation Research Grant.

  • Some results of this research have received support from the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Support Committee.

  • Some results of this research are from joint research using spatial data at the Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) of the University of Tokyo.

  • Some of the results of this research were supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B).


  • Naoko Fujita

  • Minghui Tang (~)

  • Atomu Edao (~)

  • Honoka Kawai (~2016)

Research Fields, Research partners

  • Kumamoto Prefecture

  • Minamiaso Village

Research Information

Research Activities


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