Disaster Risk Reduction

October 2nd - 8th, 2017 - French-Japanese Week in Tokyo & Sendai, JAPAN

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Outline

In Japan and in France, natural risks threaten population and strategic facilities such as power plants and public transport networks. This is why it is important to understand these risks in order to prevent them and minimize their damage.

Scientific cooperation is a key element to tackle this issue that deals with various scientific fields. In this regard, the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Sendai in 2015, was an important milestone that built an international framework for the disaster risk reduction. In this context, France and Japan could foster their cooperation in order to better understand disaster risk by sharing their scientific outcomes.

Hence this week aims to gather French and Japanese scientists from various fields around:

  • A symposium aiming to present the main actors and topics of the French-Japanese cooperation on disaster risk reduction on Monday, October 2nd
  • Several workshops held in Japan during the same week from Tuesday, October 2nd to Thursday, October 5th
  • Visits in Japan of tsunami-affected areas as well as facilities and institutions on Friday, October 6th (by invitation only), open campus of Tohoku University on October 7th-8th

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Programme

Date Venue Event Organizers
Monday, October 2 MFJ auditorium Symposium on French-Japanese Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction Embassy of France in Japan, Bureau français de la MFJ – UMIFRE 19
Embassy of France in Japan MUOGRAPHERS 2017 General Assembly (invitation only) The University of Tokyo, BRGM, ERI, INFN, INGV, INAF, Wigner RCP, Sheffield University, CNRS, Kansai University
Residence of France Reception at 18:30 (invitation only) Embassy of France in Japan
Tuesday, October 3 MFJ Sedimentary Signature of Tsunamis Université Clermont Auvergne, IRIDeS, IPGP
MFJ Workshop on Earthquakes and Triggered Hazards (PM) BRGM, DPRI
MFJ Disaster Management and Health Emergencies Mines Alès, Universities of Nîmes and Grenoble Alpes
University of Tokyo Mega-earthquakes in Subduction Zones: Insights from fossil Examples exhumed onland University of Orléans, Universities of Kagoshima and Tokyo, AIST
ERI Monitoring of Active Processes in Seismic and Volcanic Zones IPGP, ERI
Wednesday, October 4 MFJ France-Japan Tsunami and Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop University of Lyon, Tohoku University
MFJ Tsunami in the Atlantic and the English Channel: Definition of the effects through numerical modelling (TANDEM) Workshop CEA with TANDEM project partners and JMA
MFJ GéNéPi Project Workshop – Mediation Information System to Support Crisis Management GéNéPi Project Partners
MFJ Workshop on GPR Measurement of Active Faults and Tsunami Sediments (PM) IPGS, Tohoku University
RTRI Workshop on Earthquake Impact on Earthworks IFSTTAR, RTRI
ERI Monitoring of Active Processes in Seismic and Volcanic Zones IPGP, ERI
Thursday, October 5 MFJ Workshop on the Prediction of Non-linear Soil Behavior SEISM, IFSTTAR, CEREMA, DPRI
MFJ room 601 Knowledge and Vulnerability in the Fukushima Disaster (AM) CNRS, Université de Lille
Crisis, Breaks and New Dynamics in post 3.11 Japan (CBD311), UMIFRE 19 (MFJ) (PM) Bureau français de la MFJ – UMIFRE 19
MFJ Workshop on Subsurface Electromagnetic Measurement Tohoku University
MFJ Tsunami in the Atlantic and the English Channel: Definition of the effects through numerical modelling (TANDEM) Workshop CEA with TANDEM project partners and JMA
IRIDeS France-Japan Tsunami and Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop (PM) University of Lyon, Tohoku University
ERI Monitoring of Active Processes in Seismic and Volcanic Zones IPGP, ERI
IRIDeS Reception at 18:30 (invitation only) IRIDeS
Friday, October 6 Sendai, Tagajo IRIDeS tour, field trip (invitation only) Tohoku University
October 7 & 8 Sendai Tohoku University open campus Tohoku University

The full program and detailed information about the events (schedule, venue, organizers) are available in the following pamphlet

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Venue

Workshops and symposium venue
Maison franco-japonaise (日仏会館) MFJ website - access

Please note that coffee and lunch will be provided

Embassy of France in Japan (Muographers 2017 General Assembly by invitation only) Embassy of France - access
The University of Tokyo – Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI) AORI website - access
The University of Tokyo – Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) ERI website - access
Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) RTRI website - access
Tohoku University - Campus Tohoku University website - access
Tohoku University - International Research Institute of Disaster Science IRIDeS website - access
Residence of France (reception by invitation only) Embassy of France - access

For people from abroad, please find hereafter (in French only) some practical information (airport connection, rail passes, etc.): Practical information for the French delegation


Information regarding the field trip to Sendai - By invitation only

This field trip is organized by IRIDeS. Please find all the information relevant to the field trip to Sendai in the following document Invitation only.

Train Information for the trip from Tokyo to Sendai:

  • From Tokyo Station to IRIDeS on October 5th
      Recommended trains :
    • If you want to attend the workshop: Tokyo Station (13:20) -> Sendai (14:52)
    • If you are invited to the reception: Tokyo Station (16:20) -> Sendai (17:52)

    Then, from Sendai Station to IRIDeS, take the subway Tozai line to Aobayama Station (10min, 250 yens)

  • From Tokyo Station to Sendai on October 6th in the morning
      Recommended train :
    • If you are invited to the field trip: Tokyo Station (07:16) -> Sendai (08:57) (bus leaves Sendai Station at 09:00)

Train Information for the trip from Sendai to Tokyo Station on October 6th in the evening

    Recommended train :
  • Sendai Station (17:30) -> Tokyo Station (19:04) or Ueno (18:59)

Tickets can be purchased from the green booths at Ebisu Station, West Gate (JR side), and can be used to travel to Tokyo Station with the Yamanote Line, or reserved online on the JR East website. For people from abroad, please find hereafter (in French only) some practical information (airport connection, rail passes, etc.):

Practical information for the French delegation


General Information

Attendance to the different workshops requires first to register on our online form. Registration is mandatory.

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Language: English

Organizers

  • Bureau français de la MFJ – UMIFRE 19 (日仏会館フランス事務所)
  • Embassy of France in Japan

Co-organizer: Fondation Maison franco-japonaise (公益財団法人日仏会館)

Regarding general information, please contact: drr2017@ambafrance-jp.org

  • Mr. Pierre FEUARDANT, Project Manager
  • Mrs. Aki SATO, Assistant
  • Mr. Sébastien CODINA, Team Leader