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Tsunami Disaster Prevention and Green Infrastructure for the Nankai Megathrust Earthquake


Cities in foreign countries that have introduced green infrastructure are attracting attention for combining resilience and charm, and are highly regarded worldwide.

"Green Infrastructure" is an idea that promotes measures beneficial to the natural environment, economy, and society as part of social capital development, by effective land use, taking into account the ecosystem and natural disasters, and the functions of disaster prevention and water purification in the natural environment as an alternative or supplement to artificial social capital.

The Pacific coast of Kyushu is also expected to be affected by the tsunami caused by the Nankai Megathrust Earthquake. We are studying tsunami disaster prevention methods that are based on the concept of green infrastructure.

We will research the introduction and effects of green infrastructure in Kumamoto City, which is aiming to recover from the Kumamoto earthquake.

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

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

  • This research is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Younger Research.

  • Some results of this research have received support from Kyushu Economic Research Center.

  • 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.


  • Naoko Fujita

  • Minghui Tang (~2019)

  • Atomu Edao (~2017)

  • Sayaka Itagaki (~2016)

Research Fields, Research partners

  • Oita Prefecture

  • Miyazaki Prefecture

Research Information

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