Learning the Science of Disaster Prevetion in Japan – Developments after Great East Japan Earthquake –
Climate change
Disaster Prevention
Program date _2023/2/18 - 2023/2/24
Lecturer  /   Prof. Noritake Katatani, College of Arts and Sciences
Number of participants  /  11
University  /  Tigard High School
Major  /  -



The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 in Japan caused great material and human damage to Japanese society. In this program, students will learn about the efforts and techniques necessary to prevent and reduce damages caused by disasters.

Pick up
Visit to the Kaminari Mon
Visit to Odaiba ( Miraikan )
photo with Japanese students
Experience of an earthquake with an earthquake simulation car
  • 2/19
    13:00 - 14:50
    Visit to the Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
    15:30 - 17:00
    Visit to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park(Sona Area)

    Group Photo infront of Sona Area

  • 2/20
    9:40- 10:00
    Ice Break
    10:00 - 12:00
    Lecture by Professor Katatani
    13:00 -15:00
    Experiment session by Professor Katatani

    Experiment about Building Structure

  • 2/21
    10:30 - 12:15
    Visit Tokyo Fire Department
    14:30 - 17:00
    Visit Tokyo Tower

    Learing how to use a fire extinguisher

  • 2/22
    Visit to Shizuoka Prefecture Disaster Prevention Center

    Learning about eruptions and earthquakes

  • 2/23
    10:00 - 12:00
    Group Work
    13:00 - 14:00
    Final Presentaion
    14:00 -15:00
    Thoughts Exchange Session

    Preparing PPT for Final Presentaion

I enjoyed being able to experience Japan’s culture and simulations around natural disasters. The in-person activities were interactive and successful in teaching us many skills.

Tigard High School

High school

After participating in such a program, my impression of studying abroad in Japan has positively increased. The cultural difference is fascinating and there is so much to learn.

Tigard High School

High school

I liked being able to interact with people my age and learn from them along the way.

Tigard High School

High school