2020 Volume 61 Issue 2 Pages 77-81
This paper gives a number of recent examples of natural disasters that have occurred in Japan, and the major problems they caused. This paper also describes progress made in response to these problems. Three types of method need to be developed: first, a method to detect weaknesses, second, a method for evaluating weather conditions, and finally, a method to evaluate stability in case of meteorological changes. As weather conditions become more severe, the speed of work for developing disaster prevention technology must increase. As a result, it is necessary for RTRI to cooperate as many other research organizations as possible.