J-RAPID

J-RAPID

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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 Workshops

Related Workshops
Month/YearPlaceDescription
Mar 2017 Kumamoto Kumamoto Final Workshop
Jun 2016 Kathmandu Nepal Final Workshop
Apr 2015 Manila J-RAPID Symposium
Mar 2013 Sendai J-RAPID Symposium

7. Currently in Cooperation

8. Finished Projects

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

Country : U.S., Period:FY2016

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in U.S.
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
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
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

Country : New Zealand, Period:FY2016

Country : New Zealand Period:FY2016
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in New Zealand
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
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
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

Country : Nepal, Period:FY2016

Country : Nepal Period:FY2016
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Nepal
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

Country : Thailand, Period:FY2016

Country : Thailand Period:FY2016
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Thailand
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

Japan-Nepal Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding the April 2015 Nepal earthquake within the J-RAPID Program

Period:FY2016

Japan-Nepal Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding the April 2015 Nepal earthquake within the J-RAPID Program
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Nepal
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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
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 Nep

Japan-Philippine Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding "Typhoon Yolanda" within the J-RAPID Program

Period:FY2014

Japan-Philippine Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding "Typhoon Yolanda" within the J-RAPID Program
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Philippines
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Japan-Thai Urgent Collaborative Projects in response to Thai flood disaster within the J-RAPID Program

Period:FY2012

Japan-Thai Urgent Collaborative Projects in response to Thai flood disaster within the J-RAPID Program
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Thailand
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)
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)

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program

Country : U.S., Period:FY2011 - FY2012

International Urgent Collaborative Projects regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake within the J-RAPID Program
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in U.S.
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
Recovery Activities Using Underwater Robots in Tsunami- devastated Areas Fumitoshi Matsuno, International Rescue System Institute Robin Murphy, Texas A & M University
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
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
Study on Design Method of Multistory Building Against Tsunami and Tsunami Debris Norimi Mizutani, Nagoya University Clay Joshua Naito, Lehigh University
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
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
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
IT Virtualization for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Takahiro Hirofuchi, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Mauricio Tsugawa, University of Florida
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
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
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
CRAWLER Robot with Dual-Use Limbed Locomotion and Manipulation for Void Inspection Satoshi Tadokoro, International Rescue System Institute Anneliese Andrews, University of Denver
Aerial Robots for Rapid Response: Remote Autonomous Exploration and Mapping Kazuya Yoshida, Tohoku University Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
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
The Role of Urban Development Patterns in Mitigating the Effects of Tsunami Run-up Fumio Yamazaki, Chiba University Ronald T Eguchi, ImageCat Inc.
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
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
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
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
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
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

Country : Indenesia, Period:FY2011 - FY2012

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

Country : U.K., Period:FY2011

U.K. Period:FY2011
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in U.K.
Survey of estimation method of washout effect of radioactive materials from soil by rainfall Genki Yagawa, Nuclear Safety Research Association Matthew Hort , Meteorological Office

Country : France, Period:FY2011 - FY2012

France Period:FY2011 - FY2012
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in France
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
Disaster Evacuation and Risk Perception in Democracies Norichika Kanie, Tokyo Institute of Technology Francois Gemenne, Sciences Po
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
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)