HAYASHI, Taiichi

hayashi cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments・Position

Cross-regional Studies・Affiliated Professor


Research Interests / Keywords

Research on Natural Disasters and Their Impact to Human Activities in the Coastal Regionof the Bay of Bengal


Research on Natural Disasters and Their Impact to Human Activities in the Coastal Regionof the Bay of Bengal

I promoted the research on the natural hazard in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal of the Southeastern and the South Asia. Severe tropical cyclones, serious floods and severe local storm including tornadoes have provided the heavy damages almost every year in the coastal countries of the Bay of Bengal such as Bangladesh and Myanmar. We transferred the accumulated experience and knowledge as the successful counter measures for the reduction of the similar damages in Myanmar, where few experiences have not been accumulated. We tried to establish the method of reduction of those disasters, based on the in situ knowledges and experiences. Using both of the hard and soft methods, we promoted “Sharing the information of risk and evacuation”.
The Daily rainfall data in paper base during British era were digitized from 1890s. This database has been completed.
I held “International workshop of the extreme phenomena relating to the climate change and mitigation of disasters” at Jaipur of India together with Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University and made the presentation.
I joined “International Conference of Infrastructure and Development” at Jorhat Engineering College at Jorhat of Assam in India and made the keynote presentation. I visited the Toklai Tea Institute at Jorhat of Assam in India and collected the data of rainfall and temperature at the British era.
 I made the maintenance the weather sensors in Assam and Meghalaya in India and in Sylhet division of Bangladesh.
I engaged the irrigation project at states of Assam and Karnataka in India, together with Graduate School of Agriculture of Kyoto University.

Research funds

Type Theme Period
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Investigation, Diagnostics and Evaluation of Irrigiation System in India 2016 – 2019
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) Asian monsoon variability during the past 120 years 2014 – 2018