Disaster Information Network (International Visiting Professors)
The purpose of this section is promoting international collaboration about disaster research. The Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems invites internationally well-known researchers to be visiting professors. Data archiving of disaster information from all over the world is also conducted in this section. A recent research topic is on holistic disaster reduction systems, which have multi-hazard perspectives, and include all phases of disaster management, such as response, recovery, mitigation, and preparedness. Collaborative research about disaster reduction planning, long term recovery processes, and sustainable hazard mitigation is conducted with visiting professors.