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2017.1.29

Emergency Investigation and Analysis of the Fukushima Prefecture Offshore Earthquake and Tsunami

An earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of 5-lower (M7.4), having its hypocenter in the ocean of Fukushima Prefecture, occurred on November 22, 2016. It was accompanied by a tsunami. The researchers at IRIDeS took immediate action following the earthquake and conducted a survey and analysis whose findings were released at a briefing session held one month later on December 22.   Professor Fumihiko Imamura summarized the distinctive features of the occurrence and the dissemination of …

2016.11.16

About the research on “the power to live” by Professor Sugiura

Professor Motoaki Sugiura Prof. Sugiura is a medical doctor and also is a specialist of brain science. Brain science is a study field where various specialists of different backgrounds, such as psychology, instrumentation engineering, and medicine, work together to explore themes such as relations between human behaviors and brain functions. Brain science often puts a question on humanities and then leads to an answer with scientific technologies, and thus is interdisciplinary by nature. In the …

2016.9.23

IRIDeS and University of Hawaii Co-hosted a Pre-event for “World Tsunami Awareness Day”

From September 15 to 17, 2016, IRIDeS co-hosted “Communicating Disaster Science” as a pre-event of “World Tsunami Awareness Day” with University of Hawaii, Manoa (UHM) which concluded the academic agreement with Tohoku University. The event was held at a UHM campus in Honolulu, USA, and aimed to share lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake with the world, developing international cooperation in the area of disaster risk reduction.   Dr. Denise Eby Konan, Dean of the College of School of So…

2016.7.27

Students and faculty from foreign universities visit areas affected by the disaster – Experiences of the APRU Summer School – (Vol. 31, Part 2)

Field Visit Afternoon: Tagajo City After lunch, we travelled to Tagajo City to begin the afternoon course. Tagajo was also severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.   First, we visited the disaster public housing in Sakuragi, and listened to the explanations by Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, formerly the manager of the Construction Department of Tagajo City. Since this area was seriously impacted by the tsunami, this public housing complex was built making use of this experience; the…

2016.7.27

Students and faculty from foreign universities visit areas affected by the disaster – Experiences of the APRU Summer School – (Vol. 31, Part 1)

On Thursday, July 21, as part of the APRU Summer School, hosted by IRIDeS, approximately 40 university students and faculty visiting IRIDeS from overseas went on a field visit to the cities of Natori and Tagajo, both affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. This article is a report of this field visit written by a member of the IRIDeS Public Relations Office who accompanied the tour.   What is APRU? What is the Summer School? Associate Professor Takako Izumi APRU is the abbreviat…

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