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11th Taiwan-Japan Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering

Date: July 18 - 20, 2011
Venue: Abukuma-so, Miyagi Pref. and Damaged area by Great East Japan Earthquake

Organized by:
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group in Civil Engineering, Kyoto University
- Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Central University
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Kobe University
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Hiroshima University

Co-organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: more than 30

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11th Taiwan-Japan Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering was held at Abukuma-so, Miyagi Prefecture, on July 18th-20th, 2011. The purpose of this seminar is to present research topics in English by students. This seminar is held twice a year, and last seminar was held at National Central University, Taiwan.


In the opening ceremony, Prof. Chen, National Central University, Taiwan, and Prof. Takahashi, Kyoto University expressed the siginificance and the expectations of this international seminar for students. In this semnar, there were 20 English oral presentations by students of 5 universities. For each presentation, not only professors but also students joined in the discussion. If no discussion from the students, chairpersons induced their questions activery.
More than 30 participants attended the seminar, bringing together not only professors, but also students, reflecting an interest in Earthquake Engineering. At last of the seminar, participants visited damage area by 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, including Minami-Gamou sewage disposal plant, Tohoku Shinkansen viaducts, and Furukawa area of Osaki City.
A banquet was held at the end of the 1st day offering the Kyoto University professors a chance to strengthen the ties with the students. The exchange of opinions was fruitful amongst the participants, sharing their perceptions and future visions of this seminar.

Left: Presentation by students
Right: Participants of Seminar (in front of Tsunami damaged building at Minami-Gamou sewage disposal plant)