Outline: On the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake, about six young researchers from Japan and other countries active in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and related science and technology will give presentations on preparedness and response to catastrophic disasters that are expected to occur in the future. They will introduce their research, work, and contributions to DRR, including catastrophic disasters, followed by a Q&A session and a panel discussion. The panel discussion will clarify differences and commonalities in recognition and efforts among countries and regions and identify future issues. Objective: To raise awareness among the audience about the pressing need to prepare for "catastrophic disasters." and the need for industries, academia, governments, and private sectors to cooperate in preparedness and response. The attendance of NIED's overseas partner institutions as speakers raises international awareness of this session. It fosters the audience's understanding of international cooperation in DRR and the need for such cooperation.

【Language: English】