The 9th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities (July 4, 2015)

The 9th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities was held at the Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus. Approximately 140 people from all over Japan participated, and there were 39 research presentations on disaster mitigation for historical cities and cultural heritage sites, along with lively debate.

Sessions covered a broad range of topics: landslide disaster, fire, fire prevention, geography and history, earthquake, earthquake-proof, tourists, local disaster and disaster prevention planning.
After the sessions, Professor Takeyuki Okubo, Director of Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, gave a lecture on “The Damage Condition of Cultural Heritage and Historical City after the Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal”.

The research findings presented at the symposium were published in Disaster Mitigation in Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Vol. 9.