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What's New
2019-09-12
Added a benchmark problem (Floating objects / building collapse: Hydraulic experiments on drifting behavior of land containers caused by tsunami).


2019-05-07
Added a benchmark problem (erosion and sedimentation: hydraulic experiments on topographic caused by a tsunami that strikes a coastal lake).


About This Site

In tsunami research, in addition to the theoretical discussion, many experiments, field surveys, and observations have been conducted, accumulating large amounts of data. These are extremely valuable data, because they can contribute to the clarification of tsunami phenomena and the validation of numerical models to predict future tsunami damage. Therefore, a subcommittee for the research review of tsunami effects and its uses was established in the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineering.


An objective of the subcommittee is to organize the data systematically and to provide useful basic data for researchers, engineers, and officers. To organize the data, we classified tsunami phenomena into four groups: "Tsunami source, propagation and run-up", "Wave force", "Erosion and deposition", and "Driftage and building collapse." We have reviewed numerous papers relating to the groups and have identified some benchmark problems. The Tsunami Mitigation Research Portal Site has also been developed in cooperation with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which includes the reviews and benchmark problems.


The following is the member list of the subcommittee for the research review of tsunami effects and its uses. The Tsunami Mitigation Research Portal Site is the achievement of all the members.


    Anawat Suppasri(Tohoku University)

    Daisuke Sugawara(Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka)

    Erick Mas(Tohoku University)

    Fumihiko Imamura(Tohoku University)

    Fuminori Kato(National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management)

    Gaku Shoji(University of Tsukuba)

    Hiroaki Tsushima(Japan Meteorological Agency)

    Hirohide Kiri(National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

    Hiroyuki Iwase(The Japanese Institute of Fisheries Infrastructure and Communities)

    Hiroyuki Kimura(FUKKEN CO., LTD.)

    Ioan Nistor(University of Ottawa)

    Jun Mitsui(Fudo Tetra Corporation)

    Kazuki Suzuki(Kajima Corporation)

    Kei Ando(Kobe Steel, Ltd.)

    Kei Yamashita(Tohoku University)

    Keisuke Murakami(University of Miyazaki)

    Ken-ichi Uzaki(Gunma University)

    Kenji Harada(Shizuoka University)

    Kenji Kosa(Hanshin Expressway Technology Center)

    Kenji Tanaka(Hiroshima Institute of Technology)

    Kentaro Imai(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

    Kenya Takahashi(Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.)

    Kiyohiro Okada(Pacific Consultants Co.,LTD.)

    Kohei Hamaguchi(National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management)

    Koji Kawasaki(Hydro Technology Institute, Co., Ltd.)

    Kojiro Suzuki(Port and Airport Research Institute)

    Kosuke Iimura(Utsunomiya University)

    Makoto Nemoto(OYO Corporation)

    Masaaki Sakuraba(Nippon Koei Co.,Ltd.)

    Masafumi Matsuyama(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)

    Masahide Takeda(TOA CORPORATION)

    Naoki Seo(Fujiyama)

    Naoki Tsuruta(Port and Airport Research Institute)

    Naomi Kanda(Kobe Steel, Ltd.)

    Naotaka Chikasada(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)

    Naoto Kihara(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)

    Narumi Takahashi(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)

    Natsuki Mizutani(Osaka Sangyo University)

    Nobutaka Iwata(National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management)

    Nobuyuki Iwamae(Kajima Corporation)

    Norimi Mizutani(Nagoya University)

    Osamu Fujiwara(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

    Ryuji Nikaido(CTI Engineering Co., Ltd.)

    Satoshi Henmi(TOKEN C.E.E.consaltants co.,Ltd.)

    Seizo Tanaka(University of Tsukuba)

    Shunichi Koshimura(Tohoku University)

    Shuro Yoshikawa(Shimizu Corporation)

    Takako Fukuyama(Kajima Corporation)

    Takashi Tomita(Nagoya University)

    Takeshi Nishihata(Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.)

    Takumi Yoshii(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)

    Takuto Maeda(Hirosaki University)

    Taro Arikawa(Chuo University)

    Taro Kakinuma(Kagoshima University)

    Tatsuya Asai(Nagoya University)

    Tetsuya Takeshita(National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management)

    Tomohiro Takagawa(Port and Airport Research Institute)

    Tomohiro Yasuda(Kansai Univeristy)

    Tomoyuki Takabatake(Waseda University)

    Tomoyuki Takahashi(Kansai Univeristy)

    Toshitaka Baba(Tokushima University)

    Tsukasa Kita(Port and Airport Research Institute)

    Tsutomu Tanaka(Kobe Steel, Ltd.)

    Tsuyoshi Arimitsu(Kansai Electric Power)

    Tsuyoshi Ikeya(Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)

    Wako Takanashi(Concierge for environmental space and protection of disasters)

    Yoichi Nishioka(KOKUSAI KOGYO CO., LTD.)

    Yoshi Abe(Tohoku University)

    Yoshihiro Okumura(Kyoto University, Kansai University)

    Yoshimichi Yamamoto(Tokai University)

    Yoshinori Shigihara(National Defense Academy)

    Yoshio Suwa(National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management)

    Yu Chida(Port and Airport Research Institute)

    Yugo Imazu(Shimizu Corporation)

    Yuji Kozono(Nippon Koei Co.,Ltd.)

    Yusuke Yamanaka(University of Tokyo)

    Yuta Mitobe(Tohoku Gakuin University)


    (Affiliation at that time)