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History of development operations

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.

Outfitted for large-scale disasters

 

History of operations of the National Government The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park

June 2001 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.
July 2002 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.
December 2002 Became part of the National Government Park project
March 2003 Partial revision to the Order for Enforcement of the Urban Parks Act
November 2003 Urban planning decision
January 2004 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
February 2004 Approval of urban planning operations
From 2004 Work commenced on liquefaction countermeasures
From 2005 Work commenced on the construction of the headquarters building
Late 2007 Construction of the headquarters building and liquefaction countermeasures completed
June 2008: Operations began at the headquarters building (Ariake no Oka Core Wide-area Disaster Prevention Base)
From 2008 Development of the park and experience learning facilities
2011 Complete official opening of The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park (Scheduled)