Malaysian Delegation Visits NIED to Learn About Slope and Landslide Research
A Malaysian delegation, consisting of engineers from the Public Works Department (PWD) Sabah and the Institution of Engineering Malaysia (IEM) Sabah, visited NIED on October 10 as part of their technical study tour in Japan. This tour was coordinated by Dr. Khamarrul Azahari Razak of the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), University of Technology Malaysia (UTM).
The delegation was welcomed by the International Affairs Division of NIED, followed by a technical sharing session by Dr. Naoki Sakai, Deputy Director of the Storm, Flood, and Landslide Research Division. He introduced the delegates to NIED’s research activities that utilize various techniques for landslide monitoring, observation, and evaluation. The delegates then toured the Large-scale Rainfall Simulator, where Dr. Sakai explained the facility's functions and presented several of the past and ongoing experiments.
Shohei Matsuura, Deputy Director-General of NIED, greets the Malaysian delegation.
Dr. Sakai introduces NIED’s research activities using various techniques for landslide monitoring, observation, and evaluation.
Malaysian delegation watches an experiment in Large-scale Rainfall Simulator.
Dr. Sakai explains the function of the rainfall facility to the delegation.