Disaster Prevention & Risk Reduction



The disaster prevention satellite site has been established at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The main activities performed at this site are as follows:

  1. Joint research in Malaysia and Vietnam related to heavy rain, flooding, and landslide disasters
  2. Joint research in Thailand related to ground foundation disasters due to heavy rain, flooding, landslide disasters, and earthquakes
  3. Joint research in Indonesia related to earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides
  4. Joint research in the Philippines related to earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and typhoons
  5. Advanced technology development of early warning systems to reduce the risk of large-scale natural disasters, a common issue for all the involved countries
  6. Practical implementation of the developed early warning systems
  7. Development of curriculum for human resource cultivation programs at MJIIT (including a disaster prevention curriculum at the graduate level)
  8. Building a research network with leading universities in ASEAN countries for disaster prevention research, including Chulalongkorn University, Asian Institute of Technology, Gadjah Mada University, University of the Philippines, and Vietnam Water Resources University
  9. Launching the “ASEAN Disaster Prevention Joint Research and Human Resource Cultivation Program”
  10. Establishing the ASEAN Disaster Prevention Research Cooperation Framework Concept


In addition, we promote collaboration on SATREPS disaster prevention issues (Indonesian volcanoes, Myanmaran flooding, etc.) and joint research into comprehensive disaster prevention useful for sustainable development.


Research Leader

  • Tetsuya Sumi
    Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
  • Takahiro Sayama
    Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University




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