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J-RAPID

1) Purposes

The J-RAPID(*) program is dedicated to support collaboration activities between Japanese and foreign researchers having a severe urgency on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.

J-RAPID aims to play an initial response role by promptly supporting activities above mentioned before ordinary projects are implemented by the national government, academic societies, or others.

J-RAPID, supports international collaborative projects in collaboration with funding agencies and research institutes in foreign countries.


(*) Triggered by Dear Colleague Letter for New Zealand and Japan dated March 29, 2011 issued by National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States, JST launched original "J-RAPID" in April 2011.

2)Characteristics of J-RAPID

  • JST calls for proposals when JST identifies needs on immediate support of international collaborative research or survey activities on unanticipated events occurred in Japan or other countries, considering degree of urgencies and social/economic impacts of the events and/or at the request of the national government or academia.
  • JST assists researchers in Japan and funding agencies or research institutes in counterpart countries assist researchers in their countries.
  • In order to fund promptly, as a general rule, proposals are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

3) Eligibility

A Japanese researcher must belong to university, research institute, or private company within Japan. In addition, a Japanese researcher must have established a basic agreement with an investigator in counterpart county to conduct a collaborative research or investigation. The collaborating foreign investigator must have appropriate support from his/her funding agency.

4) Duration and Size of Support

The funding amount is several million yen for 6 - 12 months. It may vary according to discussion with counter-part countries.

5) Related Workshop

Related Workshop
Month/Year Place Description
June, 2016 Kathmandu Nepal Final Workshop
April, 2015 Manila J-RAPID Symposium
March, 2013 Sendai J-RAPID Symposium

6) Past Call for Proposals

Past Call for Proposals
Month/Year Research/investigation areas Press release
April, 2016 International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program Details/
Adopted projects
June 2015 Japan-Nepal Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding the April 2015 Nepal earthquake within the J-RAPID Program Details
Adopted projects
February 2014 Japan-Philippine Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding “Typhoon Yolanda” within the J-RAPID Program Details
Adopted projects
February 2012 Japan-Thai Urgent Collaborative Projects in response to Thai flood disaster within the J-RAPID Program  
April 2011 International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program  

7) Supporting Projects

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:U.S.

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:U.S.
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in U.S.
Period
An integrated Information Sharing for the Kumamoto earthquake Disaster Overview
Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Director general, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Jay Berger, Executive Director, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
FY2016 - FY2017
Mechanism of Fluidized Landslides due to 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and Risk Evaluation of Unstable Soils- A Factual Investigation by Japan-USA Joint Research
Hemanta Hazarika, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyushu University
Robert E. Kayen, Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles
FY2016 - FY2017
Urgent environmental survey on groundwater pollution caused by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
Haruhiko Nakata Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
Kurunthachalam Kannan Professor Environmental Health Sciences, State University of New York, USA
FY2016 - FY2017

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:New Zealand

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:New Zealand
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in New Zealand
Period
Next generation damage evaluation and seismic design based on collapse mechanism and residual capacity of buildings damaged due to repeated strong ground motions
Masaki Maeda, professor, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Kenneth Elwood, professor and quakeCoRE Director, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland
FY2016 - FY2017
Sophistication of seismic hazard evaluation based on investigation of strong ground motion and damages on immediate vicinity of the active faults
Ken Xiansheng Hao, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience
Matt Gerstenberger, Risk & Engineering Team Leader, Risk & Society, Hazards Division, GNS Science
FY2016 - FY2017
Field and laboratory investigations on damage due to large deformation of volcanic soil caused by the Kumamoto Earthquake
Takashi Kiyota, Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science , University of Tokyo
Gabriele Chiaro, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury
FY2016 - FY2017

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:Nepal

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:Nepal
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in Nepal
Period
Field Survey and Development of GIS Database for Agricultural Infrastructure Information on Rural Areas Affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake
Hiromu Okazawa, Professor, Department of Bioproduction and Environment Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Bim Prasad Shrestha, Professor, School of Engineering Kathmandu University
FY2016 - FY2017

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:Thailand

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program:Thailand
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in Thailand
Period
Damage assessment and vulnerability modeling of structures in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake based on the data acquired from field investigation and remote sensing
Fumio Yamazaki, Professor, Department of Urban Environment Systems, Chiba University
Pennung Warnitchai, Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology
FY2016 - FY2017

8) Finished Projects

12 Adopted projects related to Typhoon Yolanda in the J-RAPID Program

12 Adopted projects related to Typhoon Yolanda in the J-RAPID Program
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in Philippines
Period
Impact survey of Super Typhoon "Yolanda" on basic livelihoods and Ecosystem Health in Panay of Philippines
Satoshi Ishikawa, Associate Professor, Research Department, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Ricardo Babaran, Vice Chancellor, College of Fisheries and Ocean Science, University of the Philippines Visayas
FY2014
Detailed analysis on storm surge impacts due to Typhoon Yolanda and multidisciplinary research for disaster risk reduction
Hiroshi Takagi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mario de Leon, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, De La Salle University
FY2014
Strengthening the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Rehabilitation Capacities of Government Schools in the Leyte Province and other areas
Jun Kobayashi, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus
Ernesto R. Gregorio,Jr, Head, Department of Health Promotion and Education, College of Public Health,University of the Philippines Manila
FY2014
Investigation of disaster wastes by super typhoon and huge storm surge for their emergency disposal and sustainable management harmonized with environment
Jiro Takemura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology Institute of Technology
Maria Antonia Tanchuling, Associate Professor,Institute of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman
FY2014
Emergent field survey on present status of chemical pollution by typhoon 'Yolanda' in coastal environment of the central Philippines
Haruhiko Nakata, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology,Kumamoto University
Maricar Prudente, Full Professor, Science Education Department, De La Salle Universit
FY2014
Mapping the impact of the Typhoon Yolanda with combined approach of remote sensing, field observation and GIS analysis
Shunichi Koshimura, Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohuku University
Ruel DM. Belen, Director, Mapping and Geodesy Branch,National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
FY2014
Developing a prototype of geospatial data sharing system for disaster management in the Philippines
Takashi Oguchi, Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo
Rene C. Mendoza, Division Chief, Knowledge Management Division, Advanced Science and Technology Institute
FY2014
Investigation of wind damage processes by Typhoon Yolanda, identification of effective damage reduction measures, and its facilitation to recovery work
Kazuyoshi Nishijima, Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Mary Ann A. Espina, Dean, College of Architecture, University of the Philippines
FY2014
Was the Typhoon Yolanda strongest in the observation history in the Philippines?
Hisayuki Kubota, Scientist,Department of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Processes Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Esperanza O. Cayanan, Officer-in-Charge, National Capital Region, PAGASA Regional Services Division, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
FY2014
Investigation into psychosocial consequences of Typhoon Yolanda
Hiroaki Tomita, Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohuku University
June Pagaduan Lopez, Professor, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Medical Center
FY2014
A Survey-Research on Scientific-Technological Methods and Socio-Cultural Assessment for the Emergency Restoration of Official Documents in Super Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines
Mamoru Tsuda, Professor, School of Contemporary International Studies, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
Yolanda Canlas Granda, Chairperson, Professional Regulation Commission Board of Librarians Republic of the Philippines
FY2014
Feasibility Study of Shelter Situation Reporting Systems
Sakiko Kanbara, Associate Professor, Graduate school of Nursing, University of Kochi
Maria Regina Estuar, Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola School
FY2014

Cooperative Research Projects with Thailand

Cooperative Research Projects with Thailand
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in Thailand
Period
Development of numerical simulation model for flood management and field survey of highest water surface level during Thailand 2011 flood
Hiroshi Takebayashi, Assiciate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Sornthep Vannarat, Laboratory Head, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
FY2012
Assessment of microbial community structures and capability on degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) in flood affected river sediment for bioremediation
Nobuyuki Fujita, Director-General for Genomics and Biosafety Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Verawat Champreda, Laboratory Head, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
FY2012

Cooperative Research Projects with France

Cooperative Research Projects with France
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in France
Period
Tracing the environmental consequences of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake-triggered tsunami and the Fukushima accident
Yuichi Onda, University of Tsukuba
Olivier Evrard, Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences (LSCE)
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Quantitative assessment of nonlinear soil response during the great The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake
Hiroshi Kawase, Kyoto University
Florent De Martin, French Geological Survey (BRGM)
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Response to The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake: Participation in Marine Geophysical Surveys of the Quake Rupture Zone
Shuichi Kodaira, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Gregory F. Moore, University of Hawaii
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Site Characterization for Geotechnical Hazards Associated with Soil Liquefaction Prevailing in Kanto Region Based on Geotechnical Field Investigations
Yoshimichi Tsukamoto, Tokyo University of Science
Ross W Boulanger, University of California, Davis
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Dynamics of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake: from long term stress accumulation to asperities
Satoshi Ide, The University of Tokyo
Raul Madariaga, Ecole Normale Supérieure
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake from Earth to Oceans and Space: a critical case-study to improve earthquake and tsunami anticipation
Shingo Watada, The University of Tokyo
Anthony Sladen, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Effects of ionising radiation on bird physiology, phenotype, and fitness in the Fukushima contaminated area of Japan
Mamoru Watanabe, University of Tsukuba
Christelle Adam-Guillermin, Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Crustal seismic velocity changes and deformation associated with The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake
Takeshi Nishimura, Tohoku University
Florent Brenguier, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Disaster Evacuation and Risk Perception in Democracies
Norichika Kanie, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Francois Gemenne, Sciences Po
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Paleoseismology and paleotsunamis of the NE Japan subduction zone and relationships with The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake: Constraints on the seismic cycle
Shinji Toda, Kyoto University
Mustapha Meghraoui, Universite de Strasbourg
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Interdisciplinary study on the mitigation of NaTech risks in a complex world: learning from Japan experience applying ERRA NaTech method, iNTeg-Risk project
Atsuo Kishimoto, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Adrien Willot, National Institute for industrial and environmental risk (INERIS)
FY2011
 - 
FY2012

Cooperative Research Projects with the U.S.

Cooperative Research Projects with the U.S.
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in the U.S.
Period
Field Investigation on Humanitarian Logistic Practices under Cascading Disasters and a Persistent Threat: The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake
Eiichi Taniguchi, Kyoto University
Jose Holguin-Veras, Rensslaer Polytechnic Insitute
FY2011
Recovery Activities Using Underwater Robots in Tsunami- devastated Areas
Fumitoshi Matsuno, International Rescue System Institute
Robin Murphy, Texas A & M University
FY2011
Study on Design Method of Multistory Building Against Tsunami and Tsunami Debris
Norimi Mizutani, Nagoya University
Clay Joshua Naito, Lehigh University
FY2011
US-Japan Collaborative Investigation of Geotechnical Problems Relating to The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake
Koji Tokimatsu, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ross Boulanger, University of California, Davis
FY2011
Survey of estimation method for amount of radioactive materials emitted from nuclear power station during severe accident
Genki Yagawa, Nuclear Safety Research Association
Paul Bieringer, National Center for Atmospheric Research
FY2011
Investigation and Prediction of Impacts of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake on Marine Environment
Mitsuo Uematsu, The University of Tokyo
Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
IT Virtualization for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery
Takahiro Hirofuchi, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Mauricio Tsugawa, University of Florida
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Tsunami Reconnaissance of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake in Japan and Pacific Islands
Shinji Sato, The University of Tokyo
Hermann Fritz, Georgia Institute of Technology
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Bridges during The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake
Kazuhiko Kawashima, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ian Buckle, University of Nevada, Reno
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
US-Japan Collaborative Study on Seismic Damage of Buildings and their Mechanism
Hitoshi Shiohara, The University of Tokyo
John Wallace, University of California, Los Angeles
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
CRAWLER Robot with Dual-Use Limbed Locomotion and Manipulation for Void Inspection
Satoshi Tadokoro, International Rescue System Institute
Anneliese Andrews, University of Denver
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Aerial Robots for Rapid Response: Remote Autonomous Exploration and Mapping
Kazuya Yoshida, Tohoku University
Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Investigation on the Performance of Buildings with Structural Walls in The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake
Toshikatsu Ichinose, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Santiago Pujol, Purdue University
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
The Role of Urban Development Patterns in Mitigating the Effects of Tsunami Run-up
Fumio Yamazaki, Chiba University
Ronald T Eguchi, ImageCat Inc.
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Inundation, and Initial Spread of Fukushima Dai-ichi Radionuclides into the Pacific Ocean: Model Assessment
Jun Sasaki, Yokohama National University
Changsheng Chen, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Research of Transportation of Artificial Radioactive Nuclides by Sinking Particles in the Ocean
Makio Honda, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Cris German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Flow Dynamics/Morphological Impacts of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami, Japan
Takashi Oguchi, The University of Tokyo
Victor R. Baker, University of Arizona
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
The detection of radiation induced radicals from teeth enamel by in vivo EPR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) Dosimetry
Minoru Miyake, Kagawa University
Harold Swartz, Dartmouth Medical School
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Evaluation of the potential of large aftershocks of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake
Yo Fukushima, Kyoto University
Paul Segall, Stanford University
FY2011
 - 
FY2012
Social Networking Services in the Crisis and Immediate Post-Catastrophe Response Processes
Masahiko Shoji, International University of Japan
Eiko Ikegami, New School for Social Research
FY2011
 - 
FY2012

Cooperative Research Projects with Indenesia

Cooperative Research Projects with Indenesia
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in Indenesia
Period
Urgent surveys for evacuation and measures from unexpected large tsunami
Kenji Satake, The University of Tokyo
Hery Harjono, Indonesian Institute of Science
FY2011
 - 
FY2012

Cooperative Research Projects with UK

Cooperative Research Projects with UK
Title
Research Leader in Japan
Research Leader in UK
Period
Survey of estimation method of washout effect of radioactive materials from soil by rainfall
Genki Yagawa, Nuclear Safety Research Association
Matthew Hort , Meteorological Office
FY2011

Adopted projects related to the April 2015 Nepal earthquake

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Title of the Project
Research leader in Japan
Research leader in Nepal
Period
Investigation of Ground-motion to Damage Relationship in the Kathmandu Valley from Aftershock and Microtremor Observations
Kazuki Koketsu, Professor, Earthquake Research Institute,The University of Tokyo
Soma Nath Sapkota, Deputy Director General,Department of Mines and Geology, Ministry of Industry
FY2015

FY2016
Damage Mapping of April 2015 Nepal Earthquake using Small UAV
Hiroshi Inoue, Principal Senior Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Ramesh Guragain, Deputy Executive Director,National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET)
FY2015

FY2016
Inventory Mapping of Landslides induced by the Nepal Earthquake and Hazard Mapping of Future Landslides for Making the Plan of Better Reconstruction
Masahiro Chigira, Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Vishnu Dangol Professor, Department of Geology,Tribhuvan University
FY2015

FY2016
Investigation of Cryo-geohazards in Langtang Valley, Nepal
Koji Fujita, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Associate Professor,School of Science, Kathmandu University
FY2015

FY2016
Field Survey and Development of GIS Database on Rural Areas Affected by the Nepal Earthquake
Machito Mihara, Professor, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Bim Prasad Shrestha, Professor, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University
FY2015

FY2016
Emergency survey of the great earthquake impacting on water security in Kathmandu, Nepal
Futaba Kazama, Professor, Graduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research, University of Yamanashi
Shakya Narendra Man, Professor, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
FY2015

FY2016
Field investigation research to improve seismic capacity of new and existing Nepalese buildings.
Koichi Kusunoki, Associate Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Krishna Kumar Bhetwal, Assistant Professor, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
FY2015

FY2016
Process of Recovery and Housing Reconstruction in Urban and Rural Areas After the Nepal Earthquake
Toshio Otsuki, Professor, Dept. of Architecture , Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Umesh Bahadur Malla, Executive Member, Shelter & Local Technology Development Centre (SLTDC)
FY2015

FY2016
Investigation of foundation liquefaction susceptibility in the Kathmandu valley
Mitsu Okamura, Professor, Civil and Environmental Department, Ehime University
Surya Narayan Shrestha, Deputy Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET)
FY2015

FY2016
Reevaluation of seismic vulnerability on historic structures based on damage investigation of the 2015 Nepal earthquake and of retrofitting methods
Junji Kiyono, Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Prem Nath Maskey, Professor, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
FY2015

FY2016
Vulnerability assessment of Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas based on comprehensive damage investigation of the 2015 Gurkha, Nepal earthquake
Kimiro Meguro, Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Ramesh Guragain, Deputy Executive Director,National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET)
FY2015

FY2016
Identification of temporary evacuation sites and relocation of dangerous settlements in the Dolakha District: an approach by hazard mapping
Teiji Watanabe, Professor, Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
Lalu Paudel, Professor and Head, Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University
FY2015

FY2016
Monitoring for ensured communicable disease control on evacuation site
Sakiko Kanbara, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Kochi
Tara Pokhrel, President, Nursing Association of Nepal
FY2015

FY2016

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