Smaller number of natural disasters
After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, the BCP (Business Continuity Plan) is gaining attention.
Saga Prefecture boasts less frequency of natural disasters, and has zero anticipated tsunami damage in the government's estimation from the potential Nankai Trough Earthquake, which is projected to occur at a high rate in the future. Saga is the best location for the establishment of BCP.
Less earthquake occurrences
Frequency of earthquake occurrence
in Saga Prefecture and other major cities
Document: Frequency of noticeable tremor with the intensity of over 1, the earthquake intensity database, Japan Meteorological Agency
Number of earthquakes for each seismic intensity in 2016
(in Saga prefecture)
- 90% of earthquake occurrences are seismic intensity 1or 2.
- The seismic intensity of 5 Upper which is said to be a strong shake occurred only one time.
- Influence on business activities in the prefecture is almost none.
Zero estimated damage from Nankai Trough Earthquake
Projected height of tsunami from the Nankai Trough Earthquake
Document: "Committee for Modeling the Nankai Trough Megaquake (Second report)" (Cabinet Office, The Committee for Modeling the Nankai Trough Megaquake)
Resilience to natural disasters
Located outside the major pathways of typhoons, Saga Prefecture is one of the prefectures that suffers the least damage from flood disasters.
The Prefecture overall has a mild climate, with an average annual temperature of around 16°C in most areas.
Kyushu may have an image of having numerous active volcanoes; however, Saga does not have any active volcanoes.
Amount of damage from flood disasters by prefecture (2011 - 2015)
(Unit: million yen)
Document: Ministry of Land, Transportation and Communications, Document on flood damage
Case example of BCP handling
～Saga is suitable for implementing BCPs～
At the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Internet access flocked to a website on public transportation in the Tokyo area to such an extent that the server almost crashed.
However, we quickly took emergency countermeasures at the Saga office, and managed to avoid a critical situation.
Since then, we often receive inquiries at our office in Saga from various public organizations.
It is useful to separate the roles of local areas and the Tokyo area tactfully in order to divide the risks and to expand new business.
Saga Prefecture, which has extremely low risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods and heavy snow fall, offers the best BCP environment.