The Association of Japanese Geographers set up a disaster countermeasure office for the Heavy Rain Event of July 2018, a.k.a. West Japan Heavy Rain Event (Director: Hiroshi Matsubara, Chairperson).
For more information, please visit the following web sites.
Committee for disaster countermeasures (in Japanese)
The Heavy Rain Event of July 2018 (in the website of the Committee for disaster countermeasures; in Japanese)