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Regarding the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake


Program and Performance Report

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Performance Report
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March 14. Wed.
13:00-13:50 Opening Remarks
NIED Dr. Y. Okada , President
JST Dr. M. Nakamura, President
JICA Mr. I. Arai , Vice president
13:50-14:35 Keynote Presentations (1)
Dr. T. Yakushiji (Program Director, SATREPS, JST)
Mr. S. Ejima (Director General, Global Environment Department, JICA)
14:55-15:55 Keynote Presentation(2)
Prof. F. Imamura (Professor, Tohoku University)
15:55-17:25 Invited Presentations
Dr. H. Harjono (Researcher, Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI), Indonesia)
Mr. T. Ozaki (Senior Coordinator for Tsunami Forecast modeling, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA))
Mr. N. Kawashima (Director General of Planning Department, Tohoku Regional Bureau, Ministry of Land, infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT))
March 15. Thu.
Reports from SATREPS Indonesia Project
Prof. K. Satake (Professor, The University of Tokyo) and Dr. H. Harjono (Researcher, LIPI)
11:00-12:00 Reports from SATREPS Philippine Project
Earthquake and tsunami risk and preparedness in the Philippines
Dr. R. Solidum (Director, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS))
Video interviews with Filipino victims of the 11 March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Dr. M. Villegas (Chief Science Research Specialist, PHIVOLCS)
Dr. H. Inoue (Principal Senior Researcher, NIED)
13:00-14:00 Reports from SATREPS Peru Project
Prof. F. Yamazaki(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University.)
Earthquake engineering research in Peru and SATREPS Project
Prof. C. Zavala (Director, Japan Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation(CISMID), Professor, National University of Engineering(UNI))
Dr. N. Pulido (Researcher, NIED)
14:00-15:00 Reports from SATREPS Chile Project
Mr. R. Tejada(National Director of Ports Works, Ministry of Public Work( MOP),Professor, Valparaiso University)
Dr. R. Cienfuegos(Associate Professor, P.Universidad Católica de Chile(PUC))
Dr. T. Tomita(Research Director, Port and Airport Research Institute(PARI))
15:20-16:50 Panel Discussion by reporters
Moderator: Dr. Y. Honkura (Program Officer of Natural Disaster Prevention, SATREPS, JST)
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks


  • March 14(Wed)-15(Thu), 2012


5.Objectives of Symposium

  • The earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku on March 11, 2011 produced devastating tremors and a tsunami that led to the loss and missing of approximately 20,000 precious lives, along with a great loss of infrastructure and assets. Recovery and reconstruction of areas affected by the disaster are expected to take a very long time.
  • Japan is extremely grateful for the generous response of the international community to the Great East Japan Earthquake, and continues to benefit from the efforts of many other countries cooperating and collaborating in the recovery and reconstruction work, enhanced by the government's "open reconstruction" policy.
  • The International Symposium aimed to provide an opportunity to share experiences and lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake and of earthquake disasters in Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, and Chile, where the SATREPS projects are going on. It also aimed to facilitate the discussion of strategies and policies to enhance earthquake and tsunami disaster prevention capabilities worldwide.
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