The 26th IUGG General Assembly and IISEE Alumni Meeting
By Dr. Takumi Hayashida and Dr. Bunichiro Shibazaki of IISEE
The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is the largest international academic society related to Geodesy and Geophysics that is comprised of eight associations and three committees. IUGG is positioned as one of the unions of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and holds the general assembly at four-year intervals. The general assembly of this time was held in Prague, Czech Republic from June 22 to July 2.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 1.
 Study Trip to Nepal
By Mr. Harish Chandra Lamichhane (Nepal, Earthquake Engineering Course)
After two months of destructive earthquake, I have visited Nepal as my study trip. For this valuable chance I would like to give thanks to Dr. Prof. Shoichi Ando, GRIPS, IISEE/BRI and JICA.
I was accompanied by Ando sensei.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 2.
 Latin American E. E. Course – Action Plans, GM & Friendship Party -
By Mr. Takashi Yamashita, Head of IISEE Administration Division
Friday, July 10th was such a day with lots of events for both of us, participants of Latin American Earthquake Engineering Course (Latin American Course) and staff of IISEE. In the morning, the colloquium started at IISEE and all the participants of Latin American Course presented their action plan. It continued until 15 pm.
During the lunch break, we had a Friendship Party, which was organized by IISEE, in the dining hall of BRI. Although some of the participants were nervous about the presentation, it seemed like that the good food and friendly atmosphere helped them to refresh and relax.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 3.
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