Disaster Management Training Center (DMTC)

  • SDG9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • SDG11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Muneyoshi NUMADA
Institute of Industrial Science
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Associate Professor
Education and training in preparation for natural disasters is provided from the local public level to the national government level in Japan. However, many such educational programs are provided via lectures and workshops. Consequently, when a disaster occurs, local authorities and residents do not have practical experience of how or in what way to respond, leading to confusion and possible functional failure.
This limitation affects not only local municipalities but all levels from prefectural administration and government to national government central ministries.
Therefore, to improve disaster response capabilities, targeting municipal, prefectural, and government officials in Japan, we established the "Disaster Management Training Center (DMTC)" to provide systematic and practical training. DMTC collaborates with researchers and organizations within the University of Tokyo and related business sectors in providing education and training programs.
DMTC will research, develop and standardize concrete disaster management training and education systems suitable for both Japan and international society.
At the same time, in order to provide the highest standard of education and training content, DMTC will cooperate with central government ministries and the latest research, knowledge and technology related to disaster response will be used in the training programs.
DMTC is creating a knowledge-creation and sharing network with international society.
Training in Minamiizu town
Muneyoshi Numada
Training in IISTraining in IIS
Muneyoshi Numada

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Research collaborators

- RC95 Research committee members (The Foundation for the Promotion of Industrial Science)

Related publications

- Muneyoshi Numada, Masashi Inoue and Kimiro Meguro: Framework of disaster responses based on the analysis of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, the 2015 Kanto-Tohoku heavy rain disaster and the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake disaster, Journal of civil engineering A1, Vol. 73, No.4, pp.258-269, 2017. (In Japanese)


  • DMTC office
  • Tel: +81-3-5452-6445
  • Email: numa[at]iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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