Disaster Humanities and Social Science Division
Disaster Culture and Archive Studies
Associate Professor

Concurrent: Graduate School of Engineering
Research Subject(s)
Concerning the transition Great East Japan Earthquake Digital Archive” to the “Disaster Digital Archive,” this research analyze and test methods to organize and classify various records of natural hazard induced disasters such as storms and floods; develop metadata schemas to deal with general natural hazard induced disasters, and clarify techniques for automatic classification, categorization and organization of large quantities of materials on natural hazards.
Key Words
Disaster Archive / Earthquake Engineering
Selected Works

Boret, S. , Shibayama, A. (2017). The roles of monuments for the dead during the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake,International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 55-62, doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.021

Shibayama, A. Boret, S. Sato, S. Imamura, F.(2017) The Roles of Archiving in Earthquake Studies : The Case of the Great East Japan Earthquake, 16th. World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Paper No. 1639, 2017

Boret, S. , Shibayama, A. (2016). Archiving and Memorializing Disasters Report of a UN International Workshop (Special Issue on the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) : Public Forum), Journal of disaster research 11(3), 437-442, doi:10.20965/jdr.2016.p0437

Selected Memberships
  • Japan Society for Digital Archive
  • Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science
  • Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
  • Architectural Institute of Japan
Selected Awards
  • Japan Society for Digital Archive, Academic Award (Research Paper). 2020
  • The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Science and Technology Promotion Category. 2015
  • IBM Faculty Awarad. 2013