Closing Ceremony of 1st Latin American Earthquake Engineering Course
By Dr. Toshiaki Yokoi, Director of IISEE
I have participated in the closing ceremony of the Latin America Earthquake Engineering Course held on July 31 at the hall “Salon El Espino” of the University of El Salvador that locates in the capital of Republic of El Salvador, San Salvador, where we welcomed the distinguished guests: Prof. Francisco Alarcon, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, University of El Salvador, Prof. Carlos Rivas, Vice-rector of University of Centro America “Jose Simeon Canas”, Mr. Shinji Sato, Representative of JICA El Salvador. Prof. Edgar Pena, Director of Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of El Salvador (2004-2005 Earthquake Engineering Course) took the responsibility of the master of ceremony.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 1.
 Structural Experiments in El Salvador
By Mr. Mizuo Inukai, IISEE Chief Research Engineer
At the latter 2 weeks of the first Latin American Earthquake Engineering Course, the oversea program in El Salvador was executed. I would like to report it to you here. The venues of it were the University of El Salvador (UES) and "Jose Simeon Canas" Central American University (UCA) located in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 2.
 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (NCEE)
By Dr. Toshihide Kashima, IISEE Senior Research Engineer
I participated in the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (NCEE) in July, 2014. NCEE is a conference in the field of earthquake engineering hosted every four years by the U.S. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and for this year, it was held in Anchorage on the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami in 1964.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 3.
 11th Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
By Dr. Bunichiro Shibazaki & Dr. Yushiro Fujii of IISEE
Dr. Shibazaki, Dr. Fujii and Mr. Mukunda (2013-2014 Seismology Course, Nepal) attended the 11th meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) which was held from July 28 to August 1 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Please see the Newsletter attached on pages 3&4.
 Letter from Ex-Participant
Dr. Jorge Marino Protti Quesada
Seismologist, Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica,
University of Costa Rica
(Costa Rica, Seismology course, 1983-1984)
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 4.