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The 13th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities (July 13, 2019)

The 13th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities was held at the Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus. Approximately 110 people from all over Japan participated, and there were 34 research presentations on disaster mitigation for historical cities and cultural heritage sites, along with lively debate.
Sessions covered a broad range of topics: disaster mitigation technology, disaster prevention plan, historical disasters, geography and evacuation, local community.
After the sessions, Dr. Ryoichi Fukagawa, who belongs to College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, gave a lecture on “Looking back to the achievement of the Geohazards Research Group on 21st Century COE program”.
As looking back to the time when the Ritsumeikan University’s group on Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities was selected as one of MEXT’s 21st Century COE programs, he summarized the remarkable achievement of the study of the Geohazards Research Group as well as he gave a lecture on its future issues and prospects.
The research findings presented at the symposium were published in Disaster Mitigation in Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Vol.13.

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