About the Kanto Asperity Project

The southern Kanto region of southeastern Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Area) is a densely populated economic center that has been subjected to repeated great earthquakes. The Kanto Asperity Project proposes a drilling and long-term monitoring programs in this region with the aim of determining the characteristics of the plate boundary in and around the source regions (asperities) of great earthquakes and slow slip events (SSEs). The proposals have been submitted to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).


Apr. 2, 2012:
Meetings: KAP session in Japan Geoscience Union will be held in May 2012 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.

Research activities

Aug. 18, 2009:
Cruise KR09-10: Research cruise for heat flow measurement and single channel seismic survey by JAMSTEC R/V KAIREI, off Boso peninsula.