Outfitted for large-scale disasters
The Tokyo metropolitan area is the heart of Japan's government and economy, and a region where the country's population and functionality is highly centralized. The damage caused by the Great Hanshin (Kobe) earthquake has shown us that, in the event of a large-scale disaster, extensive damage that spans across prefectures can be expected.In preparation for such large-scale disasters, the first-stage decision of the Urban Regeneration Project, which calls for "upgrading basic wide-area disaster prevention bases in the Tokyo Bay waterfront area," was advanced in the Ariake no Oka and Higashi Ogishima regions for the realization of a central stage where regional disaster facilities across the Tokyo metropolitan area could collaborate and perform emergency relief activities.
History of operations of the National Government The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park
|Second meeting of the Urban Renaissance Headquarters "Upgrading basic wide-area disaster prevention bases in the Tokyo Bay waterfront area" was incorporated into the first-stage decision of the Urban Regeneration Project.
|Fifth meeting of the Tokyo Metropolitan Wide-area Disaster Prevention Base Development Committee Specific details including areas of development (Ariake no Oka and Higashi Ogishima regions) and development procedures were decided upon.
|Became part of the National Government Park project
|Partial revision to the Order for Enforcement of the Urban Parks Act
|Urban planning decision
|Seventh meeting of the Tokyo Metropolitan Wide-area Disaster Prevention Base Development Committee Decided on the Basic Plan for the Development of a Tokyo Bay Waterfront Area Core Wide-area Disaster Prevention Base
|Approval of urban planning operations
|Work commenced on liquefaction countermeasures
|Work commenced on the construction of the headquarters building
|Construction of the headquarters building and liquefaction countermeasures completedJune 2008: Operations began at the headquarters building (Ariake no Oka Core Wide-area Disaster Prevention Base)
|Development of the park and experience learning facilities
|Complete official opening of The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park (Scheduled)