Database : Japanese disasters database



Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249) ; Emmanuel Garnier (2021): Japanese disasters database. Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249). FR-18008901306731-2021-06-25

General metadata

Identifier : local : FR-18008901306731-2021-06-25
Description :
Based on the study of newspaper articles from the Japanese English-language newspaper ‘The Japan Times’, the database contains all the catastrophic events (tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons, etc.) recorded since the creation of the newspaper in the 1860s. until the 1970s.
Disciplines :
nuclear science & technology (engineering science), anthropology (humanities), asian studies (humanities), communication (humanities), history (humanities), environmental sciences (sciences of the universe), geology (sciences of the universe), geosciences, multidisciplinary (sciences of the universe), meteorology & atmospheric sciences (sciences of the universe), oceanography (sciences of the universe)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : from Sep 2020 to Sep 2021
Metadata record :
Creation : 25 Jun 2021

Update periodicity : no update
Language : English (eng)
Additional information :
Image : stèles du temple bouddhiste de Bukkoji à Nagashima (Japon) commémorant les tsunamis de 1707
et de 1854 (projets PICS CNRS SECURES-Région BFC)
Audience : University: master, Research, Stakeholder, Policy maker


Spatial coverage :

  • Japon: latitude between 45° 31' 22" N and 30° 59' 39" N, longitude between 129° 20' 27" E and 145° 49' 3" E

Time coverage :

Administrative metadata

Data creatorsAffiliation
Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249) (FRA)
Emmanuel GarnierChrono-environnement (FRA)
Publisher : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249)
Science contact : Emmanuel Garnier website e-mail
Project and funders :
Access : restricted
Access details :
To access the data, please contact the scientific data manager.

Technical metadata

Formats : application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
Data acquisition methods :
  • Reference data :
    The method is based on a systematic search of issues of The Japan Times newspaper since the 1860s. Secondly, the data collected is integrated into the database in the form of an analysis of the article in English.
Datatype : Database


  • Misuri, Alessio; Cruz, Ana Maria; Park, Hyejeong; Garnier, Emmanuel; Ohtsu, Nobuhito; Hokugo, Akihiko; Fujita, Isamu; Aoki, Shin-ichi; Cozzani, Valerio, “Flood triggered oil spills: Lessons from the Natech accident in Saga prefecture in August 2019”, Proceedings of the Natural Disaster Science Symposium, n°57, 2020, pp. 34-45. (
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