Background

Throughout history, Japan has been, and expected to be struck by major natural disasters.

Concentrating both urban functions and population, it is vital to prepare for these disasters especially in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, the nerve center of Japan and the nucleus of its economic activities.

We, NIED, will promote to make a more resilient capital region by pooling the resources of industry, government, academia, and private sectors bridging social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.