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Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and delegates visited NIED

Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and delegates visited NIED

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H.E. Tursinkhan Khudaybergenov(on the right) and President, Dr. Okada(on the left)

On December 17th of 2012, H.E. Tursinkhan Khudaybergenov, the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited NIED headquarters in Tsukuba accompanied by Mr. Sohib Qudratov, the leading consultant of the National Security Council under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and 5 other delegates.

At first, the Minister and the delegates were introduced the outline of NIED and its research projects by President, Dr. Okada. After that, they visited the Large-scale Earthquake Simulator and the Large-scale Rainfall Simulator. The Large-scale Rainfall Simulator is the world’s largest rainfall facility which aims to clarify the mechanism of landslide and other relevant disasters. There, the Minister experienced the torrential rainfall of 200mm/hour. Then the Minister was introduced the Seismograph Networks of NIED extended nationwide which could detect from small tremors to strong tremors by using 3 types of seismographs. Finally, the Minister saw some of the significant research displays at the Research Communication Building.

In Uzbekistan, they have earthquakes, landslides, and other natural disasters which became as big issues for the whole country. The Minister had a lot of questions throughout his visit and his interest towards NIED’s research activities was high.

 

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The Minister listening to President, Dr.Okada's introduction of NIED.   H.E. Tursinkhan Khudaybergenov
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The Minister and delegates in the Executive Meeting Room
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Misniter and delegates visiting the Large-scale Earthquake Simulator   Director of the Earthquake and Volcano Research Unit, Dr. Shoji Sekiguchi explaining the Seismograph Networks of NIED.

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