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IISEE Newsletter No.185 (issued on October 02, 2020)

Contents

  1. 16 Participants Completed the 2019-2020 Training Course
  2. GRIPS Online Graduation Ceremony
  3. Address in Reply on Behalf of All the Participants
  4. Courtesy Call on the MLIT Minister
  5. Reports on Kansai and Kumamoto Study Trip

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[1] 16 Participants Completed the 2019-2020 Training Course

By Mr. Takahiro Yamada Head of Administration Division, IISEE

On Sep 14, we had a closing ceremony of the training courses in Seismology, 
Earthquake Engineering, and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation, which started on Oct 2, last year. 
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 1-3.

[2] GRIPS Online Graduation Ceremony

By Mr. Takahiro Yamada Head of Administration Division, IISEE

With the collaboration of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), IISEE participants are awarded 
the degrees of Master of Disaster Management when they complete a one-year training course.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 3&4.

[3] Address in Reply on Behalf of All the Participants

By Mr. Pema from Bhutan, Earthquake Engineering course

Why are we here today? Sixteen participants from twelve countries. Traveling miles away from family and friends. 
This is because: “We have the same vision for better tomorrow and share a common interest in building a resilient 
and sustainable society using science and technology.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 4-5.

[4] Courtesy Call on the MLIT Minister

By Mr. Takahiro Yamada Head of Administration Division, IISEE

On Sep 8, IISEE participants made a courtesy call on Mr. Kazuyoshi Akaba, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, 
Transport, and Tourism. To prevent infection spread, three representatives from Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Nepal 
visited representing 16 participants from 12 countries. 
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 6&7.

[5] Reports on Kansai and Kumamoto Study Trip

(1)Ms. LKHAGVA Dagzinmaa from Mongolia, Seismology course

The aim of our four days study trip, which took place from 19th August to 22th August in 2020, was an exposure to 
the Great Hanshin Awaji earthquake disaster, also called Kobe earthquake (on January 17, 1995, at 05:46:53 JST 
(January 16 at 20:46:53 UTC) in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture) disaster areas.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 7-8.

(2)Mr. NADIMPALLY Bryan from Philippines, Seismology course
Reliving the effect of earthquakes in southern Japan through the eyes and voices of the Japanese people and learning 
from the countermeasures 

A study in seismology would never be complete without seeing the great strides taken by Japan in preserving and engraving the memories of past earthquakes upon museum walls or exhibits. But what truly amazes me is how Japan learns from failure and takes measures to thwart severe damage resulting from the inevitability of earthquakes.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 9.

(3)Mr. BISWAS Rajib Kanti from Bangladesh, Earthquake Engineering course

At first, I want to say thank you to the authority of International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), 
BRI, JICA for the arrangement of four days long study trip to Kyoto, Kobe, and Kumamoto with taking extreme precautions 
for not having infected by Covid-19.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 10-11.

(4)Mr. OROPEL Joseph Christopher from Philippines, Earthquake Engineering course

The participants stayed in Kobe City for the first two days while studying the effects of the 1995 Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake. 
In the remaining two days, they stayed in Kumamoto City and studied the impact of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake in Kumamoto Prefecture. 
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 11.

(5)Mr. NUROKHIM Arif from Indonesia, Tsunami Disaster Mitigation course
UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT AND STUDY

As part of the course, we carry out study trips to other parts of Japan. To be able to learn about the culture and traditions of Japanese society. 
This time is heading towards the west of Japan, namely, Kyoto, Kobe, to the Kumamoto area.
Please see the Newsletter attached on page 12-13.

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