To create a resilient society and economy against disasters

 MIRAI

 BOSAI

 2022

International Workshop on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to explore the possibility of realizing a sustainable and safe society by moving the economy forward based on the trends of Positive Impact Finance (PIF), ESG investment, and SDGs.

March 10 & 11, 2022 (JST)

Online Streaming!
Language: Japanese

The archived video with English subtitles will be available later. Please register here.

Gathering of engineers, economists, business scholars, financial institutions, think tanks, and social entrepreneurs

 MIRAI BOSAI 2022, a series of international workshops on the theme of future disaster prevention, will be held online under the auspices of the Research Alliance for Multidisciplinary Integration for Resilience And Innovation(MIRAI), Kobe University.

 This event aims to accelerate the social implementation of technology and knowledge in the field of disaster prevention and mitigation in Japan by creating a forum for universities and research institutions to communicate freely and directly with each other in the social and economic sectors.

 

PROGRAM

2022.03.10(thu.)

MC:Yuki Fujioka(Sun Television Inc.)

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Toshihiko Horiuchi

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Satoru Oishi

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Yukio Tamari

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Takaaki Hoda

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Tsukasa Kanai

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Hidenori Yoshikawa

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Taka Nakamura

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Toshihiko Horiuchi

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Satoru Oishi

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Yukio Tamari

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Takaaki Hoda

SESSION1(13:00-14:40)  

Private Sector, Disaster Prevention and DX

<The Potential of a Japanese ESG Index Focusing on Proactive Measures against Disasters 

<Speaker 1> 13:10~13:40   

Concept of a Cyber-Physical-System for enhancing resilience of cities

 Our urban community is under earthquake-disaster risk but its readiness is difficult to evaluate. Therefore, like medical checkup of ourselves, countermeasures based on inspections and diagnoses are necessary. For this purpose, we are developing a cyber-physical-system consisting of a city in physical space and a simulator in cyber space, or an “Urban CPS”. We will establish “Data generation process” for collecting, transforming and integrating various data in the community to construct “city model” and also reflecting real situations on the city model by using sensors on buildings. Resilience or the readiness to earthquake disasters will be evaluated through simulations and thus the direction for enhancing the resilience and appropriate measures will be recommended.

Toshihiko Horiuchi: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Division

<Speaker 2> 13:40~14:10 

Disaster mitigation starts with damage cost simulation

 In order to build a society that is resilient to natural disasters, the management of infrastructures is necessary. It requires a digital twin concept, i.e., a comprehensive understanding of the situation in a disaster by constructing the same city in cyberspace.

 Living with the disaster risk requires preparation against complex disasters. In the case of the Nankai Trough earthquake, it is easy to understand that the earthquake is so strong that it destroys levees over a wide area. That leads to flood disasters because it is impossible to repair all the levees immediately.

 We have developed the digital ensemble concept, and we are conducting large-scale numerical simulations for complex disasters for simulating such multimodal disasters for preparation.

Satoru Oishi: Professor, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering KOBE University

Team Leader, Computational Disaster Mitigation and Reduction Research Team RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

Speaker 3> 14:10~14:40 

 A practical application of city scale modeling and earthquake simulation

 Earthquakes and tsunamis are one of the major natural disasters in Japan. A strong earthquake will destroy infrastructures and buildings and other facilities in a city, and a tsunami will strike the city after the earthquake, causing injuries and death of many people.

 In recent years, the research group of M. Hori et al has developed “Integrated Earthquake Simulation” (hereafter “IES”) which can take response of buildings by strong motions and tsunami and tsunami run-up as well as evacuation of people in consideration. We applied “IES” to existing cities for the purpose of utilizing it in the private sector. In this talk, I will show the outline of the method, model construction, simulation results, and explain the effects and problems in application.

Yukio Tamari: Manager, Research and Development Division, Tokyo Electric Power Services Co., Ltd. (TEPSCO)

SESSION2(14:48-16:20)

ESG investment and TCFD measures 

<Business concepts and corporate initiatives that actively utilize technology of proactive measures against Disasters.>

Speaker 1> 14:50~15:20 

The background of ESG/SDGs movements around the Japanese business world

 As momentum for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted at the UN Summit in 2015 grows, more and more businesspeople are becoming aware of the SDGs and ESG as keywords for their own management strategies. I would like to unravel the background behind the attention paid to SDGs and ESG, and ask whether they will become a serious issue for Japanese companies. In this session, we will discuss how to change business, why ESG investment is attracting attention, and what impact it will have on corporate strategy.

Takaaki Hoda: Professor responsible for Corporate Finance and Entrepreneur Finance


Speaker 2> 15:20~15:50 

 Global trends in ESG investment and our efforts

 The expansion of “ESG investment” has been remarkable and has become an indispensable concept in the financial and capital markets. In light of the fact that ESG investors can no longer be ignored in the management and business promotion of each company and the resolution of piles of social issues, this session will discuss the background of the importance of ESG investment and the transition of evolution. I will explain.And nowadays, not only ESG but also investors and financial institutions who sing "impact" are increasing. Why is it "impact" now, and what does it mean to set "impact creation" as the significance of financial existence (purpose)? Then, we will introduce the synergistic effects of technology and finance through the efforts of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

Tsukasa Kanai: Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Sustainability Management Department Executive Manager, Chief Sustainability Officer

Speaker 3> 15:50~16:20 

 Latest Trends in ESG Practices of Japanese Companies

 There is a growing importance of ESG investing in capital markets. Listed companies must address ESG issues not only as a CSR topic, but also as a corporate value driver. This presentation will describe ESG-related external environment surrounding capital markets, such as movements of major institutional investors and government initiatives, and will discuss best ESG practices in listed companies. Topics to be discussed include ESG rating, recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and disaster risk reduction as a sustainability strategy.

Hidenori Yoshikawa: Senior Consultant/Director of Management Consulting Dept.1, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.

Conference for MIRAI BOSAI - DAY1(16:28-18:00)

(A place for Co-creation in Different Fields)

<Guest Speaker> 16:30~17:00 

How to solve social issues by business

 Taliki empowers businesses that try to solve social issues such as climate change and disability support. Our main business is to provide incubation programs for young social entrepreneurs, open innovation to match these businesses with enterprises, and investment to accelerate their growth. In the past, social issues were expected to be solved by the non-profit sector and government. However, since the SDGs became an urgent theme, the private sector has been increasingly entering to the market. Can solving social issues really be a business, and what kind of collaboration will ensure both social and economic performance? We will introduce the efforts of taliki, which is at the forefront of social issue-solving businesses.

Taka Nakamura: taliki, Inc. CEO

Conference for MIRAI BOSAI 17:00~18:00

Agenda: "The weak points in the face of disasters are becoming more visible. Is it possible for the private sector to make the infrastructure, society, and economy more resilient? "

1.What are the investment benefits of using Digital Transformation Index regarding disaster prevention  now? 

2.Where are the investors keeping their eyes? 

​3.What is the role of the public sector?

Speakers:

Toshihiko Horiuchi, Satoru Oishi, Yukio Tamari, Takaaki Hoda, Hidenori Yoshikawa, Taka Nakamura, And Mr. Wataru Ito from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation will take the stage in place of Mr. Tsukasa Kanai.

Moderator:

Atsushi Izuka: Director of the MIRAI Alliance, Professor of Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University. President of the Association for the Study of Whole City Simulation Technologies

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Hidenori Yoshikawa

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Wataru Ito

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Taka Nakamura

Moderator

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Atsushi Izuka

2022.03.11(fri.)

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MC:Jun Matsumoto(announcer)

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Khalid M. Mosalam

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Atsushi Izuka

Moderator

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Takashi Kamihigashi

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Goh Ohji

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Masaki Onishi

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Hiroyasu Inoue

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Hiroshi Okumura

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Yuki Fujioka

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Kazuko Sasaki

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Akihiko Hokugo

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Goh Ohji

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Masaki Onishi

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Hiroyasu Inoue

Moderator

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Toshimori Otazawa

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Hiroshi Okumura

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Kazuko Sasaki

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Akihiko Hokugo

Moderator

2022.03.11(fri.)

総合司会:松本純(フリーアナウンサー)

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International Session(10:30-12:05)

(Language : English. Japanese subtitles will be available later.) 

​<Speaker 1: video> 10:35~11:05

Bridge Rapid Assessment Center for Extreme Events (BRACE2)

 Recent advances in computing technologies, and data science facilitate using existing sensors to evaluate bridge conditions in real-time. This talk presents the “Bridge Rapid Assessment Center for Extreme Events (BRACE2)” focusing on the state-of-the-art post-earthquake damage and functionality assessment framework implemented on Route 580/238 Separation in Hayward. This bridge is instrumented using a sensor network with real-time data streaming capabilities. The framework uses the data to provide a real-time estimate of the bridge damage to inform decisions related to bridge closure to traffic and to expect damage locations. Moreover, this framework uses the data in near-real time to simulate the bridge response for comparison with recordings and for updating the bridge model. At the core of the framework is a Decision-Making Platform that utilizes data streamed from accelerometers along with limit states from component models and response from a global bridge model subjected to the recorded ground motion signals.

Khalid M. Mosalam: Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering, UC-Berkeley and Director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

​<Speaker 2> 11:05~11:35

Urban Safety Evaluation and ESG Investment - Market Creation Using High Resolution Simulation Technique for A Whole City

 In 2016, a simulation of the entire city of Kobe was conducted at the RIKEN AICS@Kobe, where the city was reproduced in a virtual space. This is an urban digital twin. In this way, various disaster risks can be quantified. On the other hand, non-financial information is becoming more important for improving corporation value, which is the ESG investment. The urban digital twin reveals the disaster risks to which a company is exposed. In this way, we can see a scheme in which economic activities during normal times lead to the strengthening of our national land. In other words, the disaster prevention and mitigation will be transformed from a passive defense by the government to an investment by private sectors.

Atsushi Izuka: Director of the MIRAI Alliance, Professor of Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University. President of the Association for the Study of Whole City Simulation Technologies

<Panel Discussion> 11:35~12:05

Speakers:

Khalid M. Mosalam、Atsushi Izuka

Moderator:

Takashi Kamihigashi: Director of the MIRAI Alliance(After April 2022), Professor at the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, and Director of the Center for Computational Social Sciences, Kobe University. 

2022.03.11(fri.)

総合司会:松本純(フリーアナウンサー)

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SESSION 3(13:00-14:40)

With covid19, A new way of life in 2050

<Social and economic countermeasures against human infectious viruses that may occur in the future>

 

Speaker 1> 13:10~13:40

COVID-19 update 2022

 COID-19 was caused by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was identified as novel coronavirus on December 2019. Since early 2020 COVID-19 has been endemic almost all over the world. The global death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 5 million. On the other hand, we human beings get the several weapon against this virus. Here I overview the topics of COVID-19 in 2022.

Goh Ohji: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University. Infectious Diseases Internal medicine. Certified by the International Society of Travel Medicine as a Travel Medicine Specialist, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Certified by the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine as a General Internal Medicine Specialist, Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases, and others.

Speaker 2> 13:40~14:10

Analysis of Crowd Behavior in Large-Scale Spaces Using Artificial Intelligence

 What can be done to safely hold a large-scale event during the spread of a new coronavirus? We have been measuring and simulating the flow of crowds at fireworks displays, theaters, and stadiums using artificial intelligence technology. In this presentation, we will introduce a recent research case where we used the results of our research.

Masaki Onishi: Research Team Leader, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Speaker 3> 14:10~14:40

Simulations of the Economy in COVID-19 Pandemic Based on Large-scale Data

 We report results of simulations of the economy in which firms interact with each other through supply chains to replicate actual and large-scale data. In this talk, we show the results of COVID-19 simulations and the capability of the simulation to estimate other economic risks, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and extreme climate events. Since the conventional approaches of economics cannot deal with the issue, i.e., complex behavior of supply chains, the simulations are unique. Also, the simulations are interdisciplinary in the sense that they require the knowledge of network science, high performance computing, and big data treatment.

Hiroyasu Inoue: Graduate School of Information Science, University of Hyogo

2022.03.11(fri.)

総合司会:松本純(フリーアナウンサー)

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SESSION 4(14:48-16:20)

New Developments in Disaster Culture

<Collaboration among the private sector, local governments, and universities>

Speaker 1> 14:50~15:15

New Developments in Inheriting the Memory of Disasters

Hiroshi Okumura: Professor, the Graduate School of Humanities , Kobe University. Modern Japanese history. Inheritance of disaster culture.


Speaker 2: video> 15:15~15:50

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Digital Archive Project of Sun Television’s video.

 It has been 27 years since the great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that left 6,434 people dead. Sun TV in Kobe has been working on digital archive project about earthquake disaster video at Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster Materials Collection of Kobe University. As of March 2022, 99 video of Sun TV are available on the internet and more videos are to be added little by little in the future. The aim of this project is to make the videos taken by TV stations serve as a tool for disaster research and for students to learn about disaster prevention. However, there is a barrier to releasing the footage: portrait rights. So, what are the criteria used to discuss and decide whether or not to release the footage? I will introduce the process, problems, and future prospects.

Yuki Fujioka: News caster, Sun Television Inc./Kazuko Sasaki: Academic Researcher, Center for Regional Collaboration, Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University

Speaker 3 15:50~16:20 

Utilization of disaster video records for research

In the case of a large-scale disaster, it is often difficult to confirm what kind of event has occurred, and this presentation will introduce research examples of how various types of video recordings have been used to confirm such events and to contribute to the resolution of the mechanism of disaster occurrence. The speaker will also talk about his actual experience of collecting and studying video records of urban fires caused by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 and tsunami fires caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

Akihiko Hokugo: Professor, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University

2022.03.11(fri.)

総合司会:松本純(フリーアナウンサー)

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Conference for MIRAI BOSAI - DAY 2(16:28-18:00)

(A place for Co-creation in Different Fields)

 

<Conference for MIRAI BOSAI:Theme #1: 16:30~17:25

"What are the social and economic countermeasures against human infectious viruses that may take place in the future?" 

1.How can we use economic simulation and behavioral analysis in policy making?

2.What is the vision of life in After-COVID-19 2050?

3.How can disaster prevention technology be linked to business?

Speakers:

Goh Ohji, Masaki Onishi, Hiroyasu Inoue

Moderator:

Toshimori Otazawa: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, Kobe University

Conference for MIRAI BOSAITheme #2: 17:25~18:00

Practice of public-private academic cooperation and the role of each sector

1.What is the power of the civilians in inheriting the memories of disasters? 

2.What is an ideal way of a university that implements the integration of theory and practice and manages the power of the people and the role of the public with intelligence?  

Speakers:

Hiroshi OkumuraKazuko Sasaki, Akihiko Hokugo

Moderator:

Hiroshi Okumura: Professor, the Graduate School of Humanities , Kobe University.

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Hiroshi Okumura

 
 
 

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HIGHLIGHTS

of 2021

In March 2021, MIRAI BOSAI held its first conference event, "KOBE PEER WORKSHOP".

The event was titled "International Workshop on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to Create a Space for Business Concepts with Scientists and Engineers.

We asked two of the speakers to talk again about the highlights of the event.

(Language: Japanese)

 
 

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Credit

Organized by:

The Research Alliance for Multidisciplinary Integration for Resilience And Innovation(MIRAI), Kobe University.

Co-organized by:

PEER and PEER Partner Institutions, 

National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Basic Research (S) 20H05633

Sponsored by:

Hankyu Corporation

Cooperation:

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd., 

Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd., 

JR West Japan,

Sun Television Corporation, 

taliki Inc.,

Kintetsu Group Holdings Co.,Ltd., 

Tokyo Electric Power Services Co., Ltd. (TEPSCO), 

University of Hyogo., 

HANSHIN ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO.,LTD., 

TOKYU CORPORATION,

Supported by:

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

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