Natural disasters in Japan

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Statista Dossier on natural disasters in Japan

This dossier provides statistical information about natural disasters in Japan. It presents key figures on typhoons and floods, earthquakes and other disasters, disaster management, as well as the impact on Japanese people.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Top 5 natural disasters worldwide by economic damage 2019

    • Most natural disasters by country 2019

    • Cost of damage caused by natural disasters Japan 2009-2018

    • Major damage situations in natural disasters Japan 2018, by type

    • Number of people affected by natural disasters Japan 2009-2018

    • Number of people reported missing or killed by natural disasters Japan 2010-2019

    • Number of people reported missing or killed Japan 2018, by type of disaster

  • 2. Typhoons and floods
    • Number of typhoons Japan 2010-2019

    • Frequency of 400 mm or more rainfall per day Japan 2011-2020

    • Amount of damage caused by flood Japan 2009-2018

    • Number of dwellings flooded due to natural disasters Japan 2009-2018

    • Number of people reported missing or killed due to storms and floods Japan 2010-2019

  • 3. Earthquakes and other disasters
    • Number of major earthquakes Japan 2011-2020

    • Largest tsunamis Japan 2000-2019, by height

    • Number of people missing or killed due to earthquakes and tsunamis Japan 2010-2019

    • Number of people reported missing or killed due to snowstorms Japan 2010-2019

    • Number of landslide disasters Japan 2010-2019

    • Number of eruptions of Sakurajima Japan 2011-2020

  • 4. Disaster management
    • Total disaster risk management budget Japan FY 2011-2020

    • Disaster risk management budget Japan FY 2019, by use

    • Number of voluntary disaster management organizations Japan 2008-2019

    • Number of flood prevention personnel Japan 2009-2018

    • Number of disaster-related medical facilities Japan 2019, by type

  • 5. Impact on Japanese people
    • Opinion on likelihood of a major natural disaster impacting people Japan 2020

    • Leading disaster preparation arrangements among people in Japan 2019

    • Most likely situations when people would evacuate during a disaster in Japan 2019

    • Major concerns regarding earthquakes among people in Japan 2019

    • Major concerns regarding typhoons and heavy rains among people in Japan 2019

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