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Unique Construction Types

Vulnerability functions account for traditional architecture, current building codes, and new construction techniques

Current Climate Trends

Incorporation of the impacts of climate change accurately captures future storm behavior and potential future losses

Accurate Risk Metrics

High-resolution event footprints provide the most comprehensive and accurate risk metrics for insurers and reinsurers

Typhoon Jebi (2018)
Osaka, Japan
KCC Post-Disaster Survey

Japan Typhoon Snapshot

Typhoon Jebi, which caused $13 billion in damages after making landfall in western Japan in September 2018, was not an unprecedented or unusual event. Storms Isewan (1959) and Nancy (1961) were both stronger in intensity and would cause larger losses than Jebi if they occurred today. The KCC Japan Typhoon Reference Model accurately estimates the insured loss potential from typhoons in Japan using a stochastic catalog of thousands of events to best represent the frequency and severity distributions by location. Together with the comprehensive vulnerability functions that account for mitigation efforts used in Japan, the KCC model output offers valuable insights and risk metrics for insurers, reinsurers, and ILS investors.


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Manage Your Typhoon Risk in Japan

KCC utilizes the best available data, science, and technology to create high resolution, accurate, and transparent global catastrophe models that allow you to make decisions with confidence.