Process was reviewed fro the experiences of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and the 1995 Hyogo-ken-Nanbu Earthquake until the action plan of the US-Japan cooperative research project. The Japan side started the project in 1998, which was reorganized into a five-year project under a new budget source of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area (Category B), Monbusho, from April 1999 until March 2003. Research topics and investigator groups on the Japan side are outlined, which have been planned under the common theme of "Us-Japan Cooperative Research in Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation." Out of the Japanese ten research topics, the theme (2-1) Development of Performance-based Design Methodologies," is described in detail, which covers the main subject of the first US-Japan workshop with PEER group.
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