2020 Volume 45 Issue 2 Pages 100-108
In response to the recent growing number of natural disasters and damage to airports, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in Japan established a committee for developing large-scale natural disaster countermeasures for airports in October 2018. The committee has published a report that proposes several new concepts and countermeasures for disaster risk management at airports with a focus on "Centralized disaster management". A guideline for developing airport Business Continuity Planning (BCP) has also been published. This paper looks back on the history of the efforts made to develop airports that are resilient to natural disasters, and introduces a summary of the report and guideline recently published by MLIT.