We would like to offer our sincere sympathy to the people living in the regions hit by the Nepal earthquake. Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan Universisty will give academic supports in cooperation with the local people and relevant international organizations to achieve a speedy restoration of the areas.

2015. April
Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage,
Ritsumeikan Universisty


Relevant Articles Published in the Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities

○Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities Vol.3 (June, 2009)
  • Rohit Jigyasu, Naoko Itaya Ushitani, Myungsun Yi, Kanefusa Masuda and Masafumi Yamazaki
    Transformation Processes and Increasing Disaster Vulnerability of the traditional settlements of Bungamati in Kathmandu Valley
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/799/3/29-rohitjigyasu.pdf

  • ○Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities Vol.4 (July, 2010)
  • Naoko Itaya (Ushitani) and Rohit Jigyasu
    Disaster Vulnerability of Historic City of Patan, Kathmandu Valley; the case of Jatapur historic urban area
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/2007/1/dmuch4_C2_2.pdf

  • Hisashi Umemura, Hitoshi Taniguchi and Hirotaka Kamiya
    Vibrational Characteristics of Brick Masonry Buildings in Patan, Nepal
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/1991/1/dmuch4_B2_1.pdf

  • Aiko Furukawa, Junji Kiyono, Kenzo Toki, Hitoshi Taniguchi, H. R. Parajuli and P. N. Maskey
    Study on Seismic Behavior of a Historic Masonry Building in Nepal
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/1992/1/dmuch4_B2_2.pdf

  • Hari Ram Parajuli, Junji Kiyono, Hitoshi Taniguchi, Kenzo Toki, Aiko Furukawa, Prem Nath Maskey
    Parametric Study and Dynamic Analysis of a Historical Masonry Building of Kathmandu
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/1993/1/dmuch4_B2_3.pdf

  • ○Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities Vol.5 (July, 2011)
  • Haruki Nagashima and Takeyuki Okubo
    Present condition and Subjects at Fire-Fighting in Patan World Heritage Kathmandu Valley; through the study in application of local water resource -
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/2712/1/dmuch5_20.pdf

  • Hari Ram Parajuli, Junji Kiyono, Prem Nath Maskey, Hitoshi Taniguchi
    Investigations of material properties on old brick masonry buildings of Kathmandu
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  • ○Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities Vol.6 (July, 2012)
  • Aiko Furukawa, Junji Kiyono, Hitoshi Taniguchi, Kenzo Toki, Masatoshi Tatsumi and H. R. Parajuli
    Detailed Modeling and Seismic Behavior Analysis of Existing Historic Masonry Building in Patan District, Kathmanzu Valley, Nepal
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/3626/1/dmuch6_8.pdf

  • ○Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities Vol.7 (July, 2013)
  • Haruki Nagashima, Takeyuki Okubo, Michiko Hayashi, Iku Kono and Masafumi Furukawa
    Study of the guidelines of activities for implemention of local disaster management plan in Patan, Kathmandu Valley as World Heritage Site; through the local residents' estimation by the workshop for disaster management
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/4960/1/dmuch7_28.pdf

  • Aiko Furukawa, Junji Kiyono, Hitoshi Taniguchi, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Kenzo Toki, Masatoshi Tatsumi and H.R. Parajuli
    Building Classification and Seismic Risk Evaluation for Historic Masonry Buildings in Kathmandu, Nepal
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/4953/1/dmuch7_21.pdf

  • ○Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities Vol.8 (July, 2014)
  • Shakya Lata and Okubo Takeyuki
    A study on life environment after the great earthquake 1934 in historic city Patan
    http://r-cube.ritsumei.ac.jp/bitstream/10367/5680/1/DMUCH8_lata.pdf


  • Final Report of the Kathmandu Research Project

    ○Disaster Risk Management for the Historic City of Patan, Nepal (March, 2012)
  • Institute of Engineering,Tribhuvan University, Nepal:Prem Nath Maskey・Sudarshan Raj Tiwari
    Kyoto University:Junji Kiyono・Aiko Furukawa
    Ritsumeikan University:Kenzo Toki・Hitoshi Taniguchi・Hari Ram Parajuli・Rohit Jigyasu・Naoko Itaya・Takeyuki Okubo et al.
    Disaster Risk Management for the Historic City of Patan, Nepal
    Final Report of the Kathmandu Research Project


  • Relevant Websites of the Nepal earthquake

  • 2015 Nepal earthquake (OpenStreetMap)

  • M7.8 - 34km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal (USGS)

  • Help us collect information on the Nepal Earthquake (ICORP)

  • 「Kathmandu Cultural Emergency; Kathmandu quake」(Crowd Map)

  • Global Map of central Nepal (GSI)

  • International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM)

  • Nepal Earthquake 2015 (Kanthmandu Living Labs Ushahidi)

  • Maps and Satellite Images of the Nepal Earthquake of 25 April 2015 (M 7.8) (NIED Risk Governance Research group)


  • Relevant Websites of the World heritage in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu Valley (UNESCO)



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