“Tokyo Inland Earthquake Operation Plan” at a glance (This video is in Japanese only.)

 With the hosting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as one of the targets, we are making every effort to promote various operations.

Overview of Tokyo Inland Earthquake Operation Plan

With the hosting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as one of the targets, we are making every effort to promote various operations.

Three missions and seven key tasks

Mission I: Protect people's lives in Tokyo metropolitan area

Task 1Protect the lives of many people living in Tokyo metropolitan area
from earthquake and tsunami through timely dissemination of information

Approx. 180,000 houses, etc. will collapse centered around central Tokyo area.
Up to approx. 410,000 homes will be destroyed by large fires
mainly in densely inhabited areas with wooden homes, esp. between Ring Roads No. 6 to 8.

Speed up prior preparations and minimize direct human impacts. Make every effort to save people's lives.
Make densely inhabited areas less prone to disasters

Task 2Ensure safety in crowded city space.

Up to about 1.8 million people will be using the Tokyo rail service when the earthquake occurs.
Around 45 aircraft will be unable to land at Haneda Airport due to runway closure.

Up to 8 million commuters will be stranded due to disruption of public transportation.

Serious traffic jams will occur on highways due to damaged road facilities and neglected vehicles.
Emergency vehicles will be unable to move, and earthquake's effects will worsen.

Ensure safety of people concentrated in restricted city spaces. Swiftly secure emergency routes even during serious road traffic paralysis.
Stranded commuter response drill at train station
Quickly find out and share info on passable roads during the disaster, making use of probe data from vehicles

Task 3Help keep the vast number of affected people and evacuees safe and secure.

There will be up to 7.2 million evacuees two weeks after earthquake.
Shortage of up to 34 million meals while large demand persists.

Transport disaster relief supplies leveraging collective capabilities. Supply housing for affected people, incl. use of private-sector stockpiles.
Transport disaster relief supplies making use of MLIT's collective capabilities

Mission II: Sustain capital central role

Task 4Prepare for post-earthquake secondary and compound disasters.

Water inundation will occur due to malfunction of drainage pump station in below sea level area.

Landslide will occur in dense housing area. Damage will become catastrophic due to aftershocks and post-earthquake rainfall.

Ensure safety in below sea level areas, such as Sumida and Koto Cities. Prevent further damages from enlargement/occurrence of landslide disasters due to post-earthquake rainfall and other causes.
Measures for evacuation from underground mall, etc. (Install water sealing plate )
TEC-FORCE's emergency inspection of rivers and streams at risk for debris flow

Task 5Prevent paralysis of Japan's capital central role.

Metropolitan Expressway will become impassable, and ports will not function due to non-earthquake resistant quays.

Fully link land, marine, and air, and develop highly reliable transport/info communication base. In particular, prevent dysfunction of central ministries that respond to disaster.
  • Ensure Tokyo metropolitan area's three ring roads are functioning
  • Control service failures by improving rail facilities (develop side track, etc.)
  • Earthquake-proofing of Haneda Airport runway
  • Priority given to earthquake-proofing quays connected to road network

Mission III: Restore and reconstruct Tokyo metropolitan area

Task 6Improve disaster response capabilities, including TEC-FORCE,
and utilize all possible means to swiftly recover capital central role.

Restoration construction work concentrated in same locations. Significant delays in construction schedule due to scheduling arrangements, shortage of equipment and construction yards, coordination with landowners, etc.

Prolonged disruption of rail service that transports a total of 40 million people a day, causing corporate activities to stagnate in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Minimize impact on social and economic activities by promptly restoring infrastructure and arranging alternative transport.
Coordinate overall restoration of roads, ports, airports, rail service, etc. and realize efficient restoration work
Restoration supports by TEC-FORCE, etc.

Task 7Aim to restore and reconstruct Tokyo metropolitan area from a long-term perspective, in a manner suited to the times.

Over-emphasis on quick restoration affects long-term infrastructure development and readiness for future disasters.

Causes delays in establishment of reconstruction plans by facility managers and local governments, affecting reconstruction of entire Tokyo metropolitan area.

Present a clear vision for land and infrastructure in advance. Support establishment of reconstruction plan.
Long-term plan for infrastructure, a central nervous system of the country