I change my position as the Director of IISEE and Dr. Yokoi will be in charge of new Director from April.
It is my great pleasure to work at IISEE for two years and 8 months. Especially, when the Great East Japan Earthquake has occurredin 2011.
I strongly recognize the power and hopes of many people related to IISEE.
I move to GRIPS (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo) as a professor and director of DMP (Disaster Management Policy) course.DMP course includes master students of IISEE as well as ICHARM of the Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba. Therefore, I can continue to have close relationship.
I sincerely hope that you will keep to support IISEE for creating safe and prosperous world.
The bellow paper from a collaborative research of BRI (Dr. Fujii, Senior Research Scientist)
and ERI, Univ. of Tokyo (Prof. Satake and others), study on tsunami source model for the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake,received the Paper Award of Seismological Society of Japan in March 2013(The award ceremony will be held in May).
Yushiro Fujii, Kenji Satake, Shin'ichi Sakai, Masanao Shinohara, and Toshihiko Kanazawa,
Tsunami source of the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake,
Earth Planets and Space, 63, 815-820, 2011
The latest version (Ver. 8.0) of the tsunami source model is available from
the following IISEE’s website with some figures and fault parameters.http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/staff/fujii/OffTohokuPacific2011/tsunami_ja.html
Senior Research Scientist
IISEE Seminars will be held as follows:
April 1, 9:10-10:10: Prof. Mitsumasa Midorikawa (Hokkaido Univ.)
Topic: Seismic and Tsunami Damage on Building Structures Caused by the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake
April 5, 15:30-16:30: Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (Tohoku Univ.)
Topic: The Lessons from the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami, and forefront of the tsunami research
April 15, 15:40-16:40: Dr. Nelson Pulido
（National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention ）
Topic: Estimation of source models for future mega-earthquakes and their strong motion prediction.
May 8, 15:40-16:40: Prof. Francisco Jose Chavez-Garcia
(Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Venue: IISEE Hall
Seminars will be given in English.
Participants of International training in seismology and earthquake engineeringwill also listen to the seminars.
If you would like to attend, please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Research Scientist