Nepal earthquake

J-RAPID

日本語
ネパール地震関連「国際緊急共同研究・調査支援プログラム(J-RAPID)」

About us

In March 2011, JST first launched the J-RAPID program for urgent research/investigation, and especially for international collaborative research/investigation, in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.

J-RAPID is program to support international collaborative research/survey activities having a severe urgency on natural or anthropogenic disasters, or other unanticipated events occurred in Japan or other countries.
about J-RAPID(English Ver.)

Nepal

In response to the earthquake in Nepal in April, 2015, 13 projects were selected for funding by this program initiated by JST in collaboration with the Nepal Ministry of Population and Environment. Each project's research involved the collaboration of a team from Japan and Nepal. The research area spanned a wide field of subjects including geology, architecture and public health.

The program ended on 30 June, 2016, and a workshop reporting on the 1-year long research's contributions to the revival of disaster-struck areas and prevention/harm-reduction of future disasters was held. Presentations were made by representatives from both the Japan and Nepal side of each research project. The workshop included the participation from not only researchers but members from agencies from the Government of Nepal as well as JICA, and discussed the potential paths towards implementation of outcomes and applications from the research.


Final Workshop on Nepal

Date:June 21st and 22nd, 2016
Venue:Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal
Agenda(PDF Files 80KB)

Final Workshop Presentation Slides

Title of the Projects Japan based Principal Investigator
Nepal based Principal Investigator
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
Title of the Projects Japan based Principal Investigator
Nepal based Principal Investigator
8 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)
9 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)
10 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
11 Vulnerability assessment of Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas based on comprehensive damage investigation of the 2915 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)
12 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
13 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

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  • Mitsu Okamura
    Professor Civil and Environmental Department Ehime University

  • Mitsu Okamura
    Professor Civil and Environmental Department Ehime University

  • Machito Mihara
    Professor, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture

  • Machito Mihara
    Professor, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture

  • Machito Mihara
    Professor, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture

  • Junji Kiyono
    Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

  • Junji Kiyono
    Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

  • Koichi Kusunoki
    Associate Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

  • Masahiro Chigira
    Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

  • Masahiro Chigira
    Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

  • Toshio Otsuki
    Professor Dept. of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

  • Toshio Otsuki
    Professor Dept. of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

  • Kazuki Koketsu
    Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

  • Kazuki Koketsu
    Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

  • Futaba Kazama
    Professor Graduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research University of Yamanashi

  • Futaba Kazama
    Professor Graduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research University of Yamanashi

  • Futaba Kazama
    Professor Graduate Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research University of Yamanashi

  • Koji Fujita
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

  • Koji Fujita
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

  • Teiji Watanabe
    Professor Environmental Earth Science Hokkaido University

  • Hiroshi Inoue
    Principal Senior Researcher, National
    Research Institute for Earth
    Science and Disaster Prevention

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