Tomohiro Yasuda



  • Name: Tomohiro Yasuda
  • Birth date: 3/10/1973
  • Birth place: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan


  •  Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, September 2002
    Thesis title: Damage Characteristics of Sea Walls and Mechanism of Scouring
    Advisor: Prof. Tomotsuka Takayama
  •  M.S., Civil Engineering, Kansai University, Japan, March 1999
    Thesis title: Scouring Damage Characteristics of Sea Walls and Wave Overtopping Characteristics of Mild Slope Revetment
    Advisor: Prof. Masao Inoue
  •  B.S., Civil Engineering, Kansai University, Japan, March 1997


  • Permanent
  • 4/2002 – 3/2004: PD Fellow, Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan
  • 4/2004-3/2014: Assistant Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 4/2016-present: Associate Professor, Kansai University, Japan
  • Temporary
  • 12/2005- 3/2006: Part-time Lecturer, Aichi Prefecture University, Japan
  • 3/2010- 3/2011: Visiting JSPS Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, UK
  • 4/2012 – 3/2013: Part-time Lecturer, Kansai University, Japan
  • 9/2014 – 3/2016: Part-time Lecturer, Setsunan University, Japan

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  1. Fukui, N., Chida, Y., Zhang, Z., Yasuda, T., Ho, T-C., Kennedy, A., Mori, N.: Variations in Building-Resolving Simulations of Tsunami Inundation in a Coastal Urban Area, Jour. of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Eng., Vol. 148, Issue 1, doi: 10.1061/%28ASCE%29WW.1943-5460. 0000690, 2022.
  2. Yasuda, T., Imai, K., Shigihara, Y., Arikawa, T., Baba, T., Chikasada, N., Eguchi, Y., Kamiya, M., Minami, M., Miyauchi, M., Nojima, K., Pakoksung, K., Suppasri, A., Tominaga, Y.: Numerical Simulation of Urban Inundation Processes and Their Hydraulic Quantities – Tsunami Analysis Hackathon Theme 1 –, Journal of Disaster Research, Vol.16, No.7, pp.978-993, doi: 10.20965/jdr.2021.p0978, 2021.
  3. Yamamoto, T., Yasuda, T., Oguma, K., Matsushita, H.: Numerical simulation of scattering process of armour blocks on additional rubble mound behind breakwater during tsunami overflow using SPH method, Computational Particle Mechanics, 16p., doi: 10.1007/s40571-021-00429-7, 2021.
  4. Goda, K., De Risi, R., De Luca, F., Muhammad, A., Yasuda, T., Mori, N.: Multi-hazard earthquake-tsunami loss estimation of Kuroshio Town, Kochi Prefecture, Japan considering the Nankai-Tonankai megathrust rupture scenarios, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 54, 17p., doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102050, 2021.
  5. Muhammad, A., De Risi, R., De Luca, F., Mori, N., Yasuda, T., Goda, K.: Are current tsunami evacuation approaches safe enough?, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 35, 759–779, doi: 10.1007/s00477-021-02000-5, 2021.
  6. Suzuki, T., Altomare, C., Yasuda, T., Verwaest, T.: Characterization of Overtopping Waves on Sea Dikes with Gentle and Shallow Foreshores, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8(10), 752, doi: 3390/jmse8100752, 2020.
  7. Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mori, N., Muhammad, A., De Risi, R., De Lica, F., Uncertainty quantification of tsunami inundation in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, using the Nankai–Tonankai megathrust rupture scenarios, Natural Hazards Earth System Sciences, 20:11, 3039–3056, doi: 10.5194/nhess-20-3039-2020, 2020.
  8. Takahashi, H., Morikawa, Y., Mori, N., Yasuda, T. Collapse of concrete-covered levee under composite effect of overflow and seepage, Soils and Foundations, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp.1787-1799,, 2019.
  9. Mori, N., T. Yasuda, T. Arikawa, T. Kataoka, S. Nakajo, K. Suzuki, Y. Yamanaka, A. Webb. 2018 Typhoon Jebi post-event survey of coastal damage in the Kansai region, Japan. Coastal Engineering Journal: 61:3, pp.278-294., 2019.
  10. Goda, K., Mori, N., Yasuda, T.: Rapid Tsunami Loss Estimation Using Regional Inundation Hazard Metrics Derived from Stochastic Tsunami Simulation, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol.40, 14p., doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101152, 2019.
  11. Prasetyo, A., Yasuda, T., Miyashita, T., Mori, N.: Physical Modeling and Numerical Analysis of Tsunami Inundation in a Coastal City, Frontiers in Built Environment, Volume 5, Article 46, 19p.. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2019.00046, 2019.
  12. De Risi, R., Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mori, N.: Is flow velocity important in tsunami empirical fragility modeling?, Earth-Science Reviews, doi: 1016/j.earscirev.2016.12.015, 2017.
  13. Kennedy, A., N. Mori, T. Yasuda, T. Shimozono, T. Tomiczek, A. Donahue, T. Shimura, Y. Imai: Extreme Block and Boulder Transport along a Cliffed Coastline (Calicoan Island, Philippines) during Super Typhoon Haiyan., Marine Geology, Vol.383, No.1, pp.65–77, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.11. 004, 2017.
  14. Tomiczek, T., A. Prasetyo, N. Mori, T. Yasuda, A. Kennedy: Effects of a Macro-Roughness Element on Tsunami Wave Amplification, Pressures, and Loads: Physical Model and Comparison to Japanese and US Design Equations, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.59, No.2, pp.1750004-1–25, doi: 10.1142/S0578563417500048, 2017.
  15. Kennedy, A., N. Mori, Y. Zhang, T. Yasuda, S.E. Chen, Y. Tajima, W. Pecor, K. Toride: Observations and modeling of coastal boulder transport and loading during super typhoon Haiyan, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.58, No.1, pp.1640004-1–25, doi: 10.1142/S0578563416400040, 2016.
  16. Goda K., T. Yasuda, P.M. Mai, T. Maruyama, N. Mori: Tsunami simulations of mega-thrust earthquakes in the Nankai-Tonankai trough (Japan) based on stochastic rupture scenarios, Special Publication Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, pp.55-74, doi: 10.1144/SP456.1, 2017.
  17. Tomiczek, T., A. Prasetyo, N. Mori, T. Yasuda, A. Kennedy: Physical modelling of tsunami onshore propagation, peak pressures, and shielding effects in an urban building array, Coastal Engineering, Vol.117, pp.97–112, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.07.003, 2016.
  18. Goda, K., T. Yasuda, N. Mori, T. Maruyama: New scaling relationships of earthquake source parameters for stochastic tsunami simulation, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.58, No.3, pp.1650010-1–40, doi: 10.1142/S0578563416500108, 2016.
  19. De Risi, R., Goda, K., Mori, N., Yasuda, T.: Bayesian tsunami fragility modeling considering input data uncertainty, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, pp.1–17, doi: 10.1007/s00477-016-1230-x, 2016.
  20. Hiraishi, T., R. Azuma, N. Mori, T. Yasuda, H. Mase, A new generator for tsunami wave generation, Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, Vol.10, pp.166–172, doi: 10.17265/1934-8975/2016.03.004, 2016.
  21. Tsujio, D., Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mori, N.: Sensitivity Analysis on Breakwater Stability of Tsunami Uncertainty by Stochastic Tsunami Source Model for Tohoku Earthquake, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B2 (Coastal Engineering), Vol.71, No.2, pp.895–900, doi: 10.2208/kaigan.71.I_895, 2015.
  22. Mase, H., Tamada, T., Yasuda, T., Karunarathna, H., Reeve, D.E.: Analysis of Climate Change Effects on Seawall Reliability, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.57, No.3, pp.1550010-1–18, doi: 10.1142/S0578563415500102, 2015.
  23. Goda, K., Li, S., Mori, N., Yasuda, T.: Probabilistic Tsunami Damage Assessment Considering Stochastic Source Models: Application to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 1550015-1–38, doi: 10.1142/S0578563415500151, 2015.
  24. Kim, S.Y., Mori, N., Mase H., Yasuda, T.: The role of sea surface drag in a coupled surge and wave model for Typhoon Haiyan 2013, Ocean Modelling, Vol.96, Part 1, pp.65-84, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.06.004, 2015.
  25. Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mori, N., Mai, P.M.: Variability of tsunami inundation footprints considering stochastic scenarios based on a single rupture model: Application to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Vol.120, Issue 6, pp.4552–4575, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010626, 2015.
  26. Mase, H., Yasuda, T., Reis, M.T., Karunarathna, H., Yang, J.A.: Stability formula and failure probability analysis of wave-dissipating blocks considering wave breaking, Journal of Ocean Engineering, and Marine Energy, Vol.1, Issue 1, pp.45–54. doi: 10.1007/s40722-014-0004-0, 2014.
  27. Goda, K., Mai, P.M., Yasuda, T., Mori, N.: Sensitivity of Tsunami Wave Profile and Inundation Simulations to Earthquake Slip and Fault Geometry for the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Earth Planets and Space, 66:105, 20pp., doi: 10.1186/1880-5981-66-105, 2014.
  28. Mori, N., Kato, M., Kim, S.Y., Mase, H., Shibutani, Y., Takemi, T., Tsuboki, K., Yasuda, T.: Local amplification of storm surge by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte Gulf, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 14, pp.5106–5113, doi: 10.1002/2014GL060689, 2014.
  29. Nakajo, S., Mori, N., Yasuda, T., Mase H.: Global stochastic tropical cyclone model based on principal component analysis with cluster analysis, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, pp.1547–1577, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-08.1, 2014.
  30. Tajima, Y., Yasuda, T., Pacheco, B. M., Cruz, E. C., Kawasaki, K., Nobuoka, H., Miyamoto, M., Asano, Y., Arikawa, T., Ortigas, N. M., Aquino, R., Mata, W., Valdez, J., Briones, F.: Initial Report of JSCE-PICE Joint Survey on the Storm Surge Disaster Caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.56, No.1, pp.1450006-1–12, doi: 10.1142/ S0578563414500065, 2014.
  31. Yasuda, T., Nakajo, S., Kim, S., Mase, H., Mori, N., Horsburgh, K.: Evaluation of future storm surge risk in East Asia based on state-of-the-art climate change projection, Coastal Engineering, 83, pp.65–71, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.10.003, 2014.
  32. Mori, N., Shimura, T., Yasuda, T., Mase, H.: Multi-Model Climate Projections of Ocean Surface Variables under Different Climate Scenarios – Future Change of Waves, Sea Level and Wind, Ocean Engineering, Vol.71, pp.122–129, doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.02.016, 2013.
  33. Mase, H., Tsujio, D., Yasuda, T., Mori, N.: Stability analysis of composite breakwater with wave-dissipating blocks considering increase in sea levels, surges and waves due to climate change, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 71, pp.58–65, doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.12.037, 2013.
  34. Mase, H., Tamada, T., Yasuda, T., Hedges, T.S., Reis, M.T.: Wave runup and overtopping at seawalls built on land and in very shallow water, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 139, No.5, pp.346–357, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000199, 2013.
  35. Yasuda, T., Mase, H.: Real-time tsunami prediction by inversion method using offshore observed GPS buoy data: Nankaido, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol.139, No.3, pp.221–231, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000159, 2013.
  36. Mori, N., Cox, D., Yasuda, T., Mase, H.: Overview of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami damage and its relation to coastal protection along the Sanriku Coast, Earthquake Spectra, Vol.29, No.S1. pp.S127–S143, doi: 10.1193/1.4000118, 2013.
  37. Mase, H., Kimura, Y., Yamakawa, Y., Yasuda, T., Mori, N., Cox, D.: Were coastal defensive structures completely broken by an unexpectedly large tsunami? – A field survey, Earthquake Spectra, Vol.29, No.S1, pp.S145–S160, doi: 10.1193/1.4000122, 2013.
  38. Mori, N., Takahashi, T., The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Joint Survey Group: Nationwide survey of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.54, Issue 1, pp.1250001-1–27, doi: 10.1142/S0578563412500015, 2012.
  39. Kakinuma, T., Tsujimoto, G., Yasuda, T, Tamada, T.: Trace survey of the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in the North of Miyagi Prefecture and numerical simulation of bidirectional tsunamis in Utatsusaki Peninsula, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol.54, No. 1, pp.1250007–1–28, doi: 10.1142/S0578563412500076, 2012.
  40. Mori, N., Takahashi, T., Yasuda, T., Yanagisawa, H.: Survey of 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami inundation and run-up, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol.38, L00G14, 6pp., doi: 10.1029/2011GL049210, 2011.
  41. Mase, H., Yasuda, T., Mori, N.: Real-time prediction of tsunami magnitudes in Osaka bay by using an artificial neural network, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol.137, No.5, pp.263–268, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000092, 2011.
  42. Mori, N., Yasuda, T., Mase, H., Tom, T.H., Oku, Y.: Projection of Extreme Wave Climate Change under Global Warming, Hydrological Research Letters, 4, pp.15–19, doi: 10.3178/HRL.4.15, 2010.
  43. Yasuda, T., Mori, N., Mase, H.: Projection of future typhoons landing on Japan based on a stochastic typhoon model utilizing AGCM projections, Hydrological Research Letters, 4, pp.65–69, doi: 10.3178/HRL.4.65, 2010.
  44. Kim, S.Y., Yasuda, T., Mase H.: Wave set-up in the storm surge along open coasts during Typhoon Anita, Coastal Engineering, Vol.57, pp.631–642, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.02.004, 2010.
  45. Mori, N., Mase, H., Yasuda, T.: Discussion of “Influence of Spectral Width on Wave Height Parameter Estimates in Coastal Environments” by Justin P. Vandever, Eric M. Siegel, John M. Brubaker, and Carl T. Friedrichs, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol.136, Issue 2, pp.123–124, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.42, 2010.
  46. Kim, S.Y., Yasuda, T., Mase, H.: Numerical analysis of effects of tidal variations on storm surges and waves, Applied Ocean Research, Vol.30, Issue 4, pp.311–322, doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2009.02.003, 2008.
  47. Hiraishi, T., Yasuda, T.: Numerical Simulation of Tsunami Inundation in Urban Area, Journal of Disaster Research, Vol.1, No.1, pp.148–156, doi: 10.20965/jdr.2006.p0148, 2006.
  48. Tomita, T., Imamura, F., Arikawa, T., Yasuda, T., Kawata, Y.: Damage Caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on the Southwestern Coast of Sri Lanka, Coastal Engineering Journal, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp.99–116, doi: 10.1142/S0578563406001362, 2006.

Total 209 more reviewed papers in Japanese.

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  1. Best Presentation Award (2002) From Annual Conference of Japan Society of Civil Engineers Kansai Branch
  2. Best Paper Award (2007) From Journal of Japanese Association for Coastal Zone Studies
  3. Best Paper Award (2010) From Journal of Japanese Association for Coastal Zone Studies
  4. JAMSTEC Nakanishi Award (2010)
  5. The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Science and Technology Promotion Category) (2012)
  6. Coastal Engineering Excellent Paper Award (2012) From Coastal Engineering Committee, JSCE
  7. Best Paper Award (2014) From The Ports & Harbours Association of Japan
  8. Best Journal Paper Award (2014) From American Society of Civil Engineering
  9. JAMSTEC Nakanishi Award (2016)
  10. Coastal Engineering Encouragement Paper Award (2016) From Coastal Engineering Committee, JSCE
  11. Best Teacher Award (Lecture) (2018) Department of Civil, Environmental and Applied Systems Engineering, Kansai University
  12. Coastal Engineering Journal Citation Award (2018) Coastal Engineering Journal
  13. Best Teacher Award (Practice/Experiment) (2020) Department of Civil, Environmental and Applied Systems Engineering, Kansai University
  14. Coastal Engineering Encouragement Paper Award (2020) From Coastal Engineering Committee, JSCE
  15. The Research/Paper Award (English category) From Japanese Geotechnical Society

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Professional Affiliations and Services

Membership and services

  • Member, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
  • Member, Japanese Association for Coastal Zone Studies (JACZS)
  • Member, Japan Society of Natural Disaster Science (JSNDR)
  • Member, Research Organization for Catastrophic Disaster Reduction (CDR)
  • Member, Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM)


  • Reviewer for Journal of Civil Engineering, JSCE
  • Reviewer for Coastal Engineering Journal, Taylor & Francis
  • Reviewer for Geophysical Research Letters, AGU
  • Reviewer for Journal of Climate, AMS
  • Reviewer for Ocean Engineering, Elsevier
  • Reviewer for Coastal Engineering, Elsevier
  • Reviewer for Coastal Engineering Journal, World Scientific
  • Reviewer for Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan


  • Committee member, Exploratory committee of “Integrated disaster prevention numerical simulation systems”, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Shikoku Regional Development Bureau. (2006-2010)

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