Practical Research and Collaboration Division
2030 Global DRR Agenda Office
International Research Collaboration Office, Co-creation Center for Disaster Resilience, Global Centre for Disaster Statistics (Concurrent)

Research Subject(s)
With regard to the international disaster risk reduction policy centering on the international disaster risk reduction agenda formulated by the United Nations in 2015, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, SDGs, and the Paris Agreement, we are working to grasp the current status of implementation, results, and challenges, and are working to reflect the results of the IRIDeS's research activities.
Key Words
International disaster risk reduction policy,Tornado disaster,Early warning system
Research Activities

Seven global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction include significant reduction in the number of human and economic losses caused by disasters. In order to monitor and evaluate the progress of these targets, each country needs to develop basic disaster loss and damage statistics. The IRIDeS, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), established the "Global Center for Disaster Statistics" with support from Fujitsu and Pacific Consultants. Specific activities include: promoting the development of disaster damage statistics and related statistics in each country; promoting the monitoring of the progress of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; strengthening risk governance capabilities based on disaster-related statistics; and contributing to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction through policy recommendations.

As an international research institute established in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, it is important to collaborate with researchers in Japan and overseas to address the issue of how to disseminate and implement research outcomes to society. Collaboration with even more diverse partners is essential. Therefore, as a mean, we envisioned to organize an international disaster risk reduction forum in Sendai. The purpose of the forum is to promote the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by bringing together various organizations and individuals (United Nations, international organizations, governments, private companies, media, NGOs and civil society groups, universities and research institutes) in Japan and overseas with solutions that enable disaster risk reduction, sharing and discussing specific solutions that reduce disasters, proposing solutions that create new partnerships, learning from each other, and creating new value.

Selected Works

Kure, S., Jibiki, Y., Quimpo, M., U.N. Manalo, Ono, Y., and Mano, A. (2016). Evaluation of the Characteristics of Human Loss and Building Damage and Reasons for the Magnification of Damage Due to Typhoon Haiyan. Coastal Engineering Journal 58(1), 1-27.

Ito, T., Miyamoto, M., & Ono, Y. (2016). Strengthening Governance on Disaster Risk Reduction Through Improved Disaster Damage Statistics. Journal of Disaster Research, 11(3), 470—475.
Jibiki, Y., Kure, S., Kuri, M., and Ono, Y. (2016). Analysis of early warning systems: The case of super-typhoon Haiyan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 15, 94-102.

Ono, Y. (2016). Process in Which Targets Were Incorporated in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Current Discussion on Setting Terminology and Indicators of the Framework, and the Linkage with Global Centre for Disaster Statistics, Trends in the sciences, 21(3),94—102.

Nakasu, T., Ono, Y., and Pothisiria, W. (2017). Why did Rikuzentakata have a high death toll in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster? Finding the devastating disaster’s root cause. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27, 21-36.

Moriyama, K., Sasaki, D., and Ono, Y. (2018). Comparison of Global Databases for Disaster Loss and Damage Data. Journal of Disaster Research, 13(6), 1007-1014.

Selected Memberships
  • Japan Association For Wind Engineering
  • Community Safety Society
  • Association of Japanese Geographers
  • American Association of Geographers