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The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1877 as the first imperial university, it is one of Japan's most prestigious universities.

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Study highlights uses of LiDAR for earthquake damage assessments

Collapsed building after the Kumamoto earthquake, Japan. Photo: Hyolee2/CC BY-SA 3.0

A study conducted by engineers from Tohoku University in Japan sees promising opportunities for

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:44

Latest addition to Japan's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System to support communication in disaster management

Launch of QZSA satellite Michibiki-1 in 2010.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have launched the Michibiki-4 communications satellite. The new satellite is part of a terrestrial positioning network system that will allow better communication in case traditional communication networks are unavailable due to a natural disaster.

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Wed, 11/10/2017 - 14:45

Tsunami alert in Japan after strong earthquake

Japan's 2011 earthquake. Image: NASA

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese east coast triggering a tsunami warning. The epicenter was located 67km off the coast of Fukushima prefecture with a depth of approximately 10km. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings for much of the country’s northern pacific coast.

The tsunami warning was issued because three meters high waves could be expected and the nation’s public broadcaster NHK,  recommended coast residents to evacuate to higher lands because repeated waves were estimated to hit.

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Wed, 23/11/2016 - 05:20

Japan funds radar replacement in Pakistan

Satallite image of the city of Karachi (Pakistan) on the Arabian Sea (Image: ESA)

The Japanese Government will support the replacement of the Karachi meteorological radar with 1.95 billion Yen (approximately 14.2 million Euros).

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Mon, 13/07/2015 - 11:02

Japanese government to develop disposable disaster response satellite

Tsunami Damage near Ishinomaki, Japan March 15, 2011

The Japanese government is currently planning the development of an operationally responsive small observation satellite to be launched in case of a disaster or military emergencies.

The creation of this disposable satellite is part of the draft Basic Plan on Space Policy, released by the Japanese government's Committee on National Space Policy.

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Tue, 13/01/2015 - 15:43

Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

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Towards a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

This meeting, which takes place prior to the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3rdWCDRR), will bring together decision makers and leading scientists to discuss how science and technology can contribute to disaster risk reduction and foster sustainable development.

Discussions will be based on the following three viewpoints:

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14/01/2014 to 16/01/2014

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Tokyo

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Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo

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Science Council of Japan United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ito International Research Center Conference, University of Tokyo

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EarthCARE Workshop 2014

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The workshop shall provide a forum for the science communities interested in EarthCARE or in the observation of cloud, aerosol and radiation from space or ground, as well as for the climate modelling communities, in order to drive the preparation for the scientific exploitation of EarthCARE.

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17/09/2014 to 19/09/2014

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Fri, 13/06/2014

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation "Miraikan" (Odaiba, Tokyo) 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan

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Odaiba

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JAXA, ESA, NICT.

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5th Digital Earth Summit

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From publically available satellite images such as LANDSAT to the creation of digital globes, the tools researchers and students use to visualize the Earth have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Working to further this shift is the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE).

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09/11/2014 to 11/11/2014

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Sat, 09/08/2014

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WINC Aichi, Nagoya, JAPAN

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Nagoya

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CHUBU University, ISDE.

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Digital Earth Community of Japan

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Japan: Full scale disaster management system with Quasi-Zenith Satellites

The orbit of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite above Japan

The Japanese national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on 22 July 2014 that a full-scale operation of Quasi-Zenith satellites is projected to start in 2018, after that a first one, Michibiki, was launched in September 2010.

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