On September 1, 1923, Tokyo and Yokohama were rocked by the Great Kanto Earthquake, registering a magnitude of 7.9 and leading to the unfortunate loss of over 140,000 lives. A century has passed, and Japan’s landscape and resilience approach have evolved considerably. But the question looms: If such an event were to strike today, what would its impact look like? Furthermore, are there other seismic threats Tokyo should be wary of? This webinar revisits the fateful day, explores the changing socio-economic dynamics of Tokyo since the 1920s, and projects potential scenarios and comparable events that could bring similar devastation to Tokyo in the present day.
In this webinar you’ll:
- Gain comprehensive insights into one of the most significant events in Japan’s history and its implications on modern-day Japan.
- Understand the potential financial impact of a similar event in today’s Tokyo, both in terms of economic and insured losses.
- Equip yourself with insights into other potential seismic threats to Tokyo and their prospective impacts.