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2013

Water Management in Vietnamese Cities: Present State and Vision for the Future
V.A. Nguyen
USMCA 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam
N.H. Giang Ohara
Quick Report on Tornado Damage in Urban Areas
M. Fujiu
RNUS: Rural Livelihood Household Survey in Thailand
A. Kawasaki
BNUS: Inspection of Ready-made Garment Factories-training Program for Structural and Fire Auditors
M.A. Ansary
ICUS Welcomes Dr. Miho IRYO
K. Meguro
Excellent Young Researcher Award at USMCA 2013

ICUS Activities October - December, 2013

USMCA 2014: Nov 3-5, Yangon, Myanmar

Important lessons to be learned from the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake Disaster
K. Meguro
Heavy Rain in Tokyo Metropolitan Area on July 23, 2013
M. Ohara
BNUS: Inspection of Ready-made Garment Factories after the April 2013 Rana Plaza Incidence in Bangladesh
M.A. Ansary
GIS and RS lecture in Yangon, Myanmar
A. Kawasaki
6th Joint Student Seminar on Civil Infrastructure: Bangkok, Thailand
N. Apichartbutra, T. Sasaki and F. Jiang
Congratulation to Prof. Reiko Kuwano
K. Meguro
ICUS Activities July - September

USMCA2014: Nov 3-5, Yangon, Myanmar

University of Tokyo Alumni party and seminar in Thailand and Myanmer in January 2014

Savar Building Tragedy in Banglaesh: Way forward
Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Quake of M6.3 in Awaji Island
T. Kiyota, IIS, The University of Tokyo
Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake Hit Eastern Iran on 16th April 2013
M. Sadeghzadeh, Meguro Lab
ICUS Open House 2013
K. Nagai
Promotion of the Poly Propylene Band Mesh Technology in Indonesia
K. Meguro
U-Tokyo President's IIS Bangkok Office Visitation and Thai Alumni Gathering
A. Kawasaki
ICUS Activities April - June

ICUS Welcome Prof. Taikan OKI
K. Meguro

2012

New prototype for Mokumitsu –High-density wooden city with block- scale system
Satoru Yamashiro, Architect, Buildinglandscape Ltd., Japan, Visiting Professor, Dalian University of Technology, China
25th and 26th ICUS open lecture held at IIS
M. Koshihara and T. Kato
ICUS lectures at Yangon Technological University, Myanmar
K. Nagai
The Brahmanbaria tornade, 2013
M. A. Ansary, BNUS
Preliminary report on recent PM2.5 in China
H. Huang, Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Professor Kimiro Meguro visited Nepal
Ramesh Guragain, Deputy Executive Director, national Society for Earthquake Technology- Nepal
ICUS invited Myanmar delegates to IIS, UT
A. Kawasaki
Joint UT alumni party was held in Bangkok
A. Kawasaki

Rapid urbanization and urban safety issues amid mining boom: A case in Mongolia
Yasuyoshi Ichihashi, Visiting Professor, ICUS, IIS, The Univ. of Tokyo
USMCA2012 held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Y. Ichihashi
Open seminar’Amazon forest from space’
H. Sawada
RNUS: Starting cooaboration with YTU, Myanmar
A. Kawasaki
Feasibility study on disaster information dissemination system at Bangladesh with BNUS
S. Kondo, A. Kawasaki and M. Ohara
The first ACF technical board / Technical committees meeting
K. Nagai

Nankai Trough earthquake: latest damage estimation
Kimiro Meguro
5th joint Student Seminat on Civil Infrastructure: Bangkok, Thailand
Y. Takano, master student, Nagai Laboratory
Analytical investigation of RC anchorage failure: confined by 3D RBSM transverse bar
Y. Takano, master student, Nagai Laboratory
BNUS: earthquake and fire hazard assessment Ward 65, Dhaka
M. A. Ansary, BNUS
15th WCEE: exhibit and presentation
M. Numada
24th ICUS open lecture: sharing present challenges of Fukushima
T. Kato
Samanthi Hewage, Kuwano lab master student, receives Furuichi Award
R. Kuwano
Farewell to Dr. Takahiro Endo
K. Meguro

Recovery as it should be: the philosophy of recovery and disaster mitigation
Yoshiteru Murosaki, Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University
22nd and 23rd ICUS Open Lecture held at IIS
T. Kato
Research Committee 81 starts
T. Kato
Powerful tornado attacks Tsukuba Science City
H. Sawada
The Society of Women Civil Engineers marks 30th anniversary
R. Kuwano
Lectures at Public Works Research Institute
M. Ohara
IIS Open House 2012
S. Kondo

2011

Closing the "Old" ICUS and Moving Towards the "New" ICUS
Kimiro Meguro

Quick Report on the Great East Japan Earthquake and Giant Tsunami
Kimiro Meguro and Muneyoshi Numada

The mission of new ICUS towards sustainable urban systems
Kimiro Meguro
20th ICUS Open Lecture held at IIS
M. Ohara
Digitally archiving the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
S. Ono, ITS Center, The University of Tokyo
The disaster information gathering behavior of people in the Kanto region after the Tohoku Earthquake: initial findings
M. Henry
Distribution of aerial photo maps with tsunami lines
H. Sawada
IIS Open House 2011
M. Henry
BNUS Activities
M.A. Ansary, BNUS
Final report of Research Committee RC67
T. Endo
Visit to the Metropolitan Highway Watching
S. Kondo
Farewell to Prof. Yoshitaka Kato
K. Meguro

Robust fiber reinforced cementitious composites for infrastructure
Kohei Nagai
Summer 2011 power saving activities and future prospects in Japan
Y. Iwafune, Associate professor, Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering (CEE), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Typhoon Talas – quick report from the Kii Peninsula, Japan
S. Kondo
10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York
M. Henry
3.11 net Tokyo activities report
M. Ohara
Report on the 4th Joint Student Seminar on Civil Infrastructures in Bangkok, Thailand
K. Tachibana, Ph.D. student, Koshihara Laboratory
Dynamic testing of masonry houses retrofitted by bamboo band meshes
R. Soti, Master student, Meguro Laboratory
Multi-objective assessment and optimization of highway monitoring system
T. Jiang, Ph.D. student, Oguchi and Tanaka Laboratory
Development of tension stiffening model for pre-and post-yielding behaviors of R/HPFRCC
D. Mahyarudin, Master student, Nagai Laboratory
Sept. 18, 2011 earthquake in Sikkim, India, and its effects on the cities of Bangladesh
M. Ansary, BNUS
ICUS welcomes Dr. Kohei Nagai
K. Meguro

The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami disaster: its impact and lessons for renovation
Shunichi Koshimura, Associate Professor, Disaster Control Research Center, Tohoku University, Japan
Brief overview of expansion process and damage due to Chao Phraya River Flood in Thailand
A. Kawasaki
Fixed-point observation of reconstruction progress in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
S. Kondo
Investigation on the concrete industry and sustainability in Mongolia
M. Henry
Report from Van, Turkey: need for better housing after the 2011 Eastern Turkey Earthquake
T. Matsushita, Master student, Meguro Laboratory
5th IIS alumni party for all University of Tokyo alumni was held in Bangkok, Thailand
A. Kawasaki
Visit from the Mongolian National Emergency Agency
Y. Ichihashi
USMCA2011 was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand
A. Kawasaki

The four winners of the Excellent Young Researcher Award at USMCA2011 present their research.
Building back right: learning from Tohoku
T. Matsushita, Master student, Meguro Laboratory
Application of elastic wave measurement to model tests using bender elements
S. Oh, Master student, Kuwano Laboratory
Application of spatial information for the reaction of the huge earthquake –supporting recovering activities for the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
H. Kishi, Ph.D. student, Sawada Laboratory
Development of early warning system in Maldives
M. Riyaz, Environment Research Centre, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water, Maldives

21st ICUS Open Lecture was held in Sapporo, Japan
H. Yokota

Importance of basin-scale sediment control as countermeasures for global warning
Norihiro Izumi, Professor, Course of Civil Engineering, Hokkaido University
Symposiums marking the one-year anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Japan
K. Meguro, H. Sawada, M. Ohara and M. Koshihara
Collaborative survey on disaster information in a rural mountainous area of Thailand
A. Kawasaki
Professor Meguro's visits to Nepal
R. Guragain, Deputy Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET), Community Earthquake Learning Centre (CELC)
Theses of recent ICUS laboratory graduates
Farewell to Prof. S. Tanaka and Dr. M. Henry
K. Meguro

2010

Expectations for its Based on Traffic Accident Analysis
Yasushi Nishida, Director, Department of Traffic Science, National Research Institute of Police Science
Exploring Environmental Change Adaptation Covering Disaster Management Aspects using Watershed as a Unit
Akiyuki Kawasaki

Restructuring of Urban Areas and Modernization of Rural Areas during Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
Takaaki Kato
Flooding of the Indus River in Pakistan
S. Nazir
2010 Darfield (Canterbury) Earthquake – Initial Report
G. MacRae, Professor, University of Canterbury

The Role of the Construction Industry in the 21st Century Considering Global Environmental Issues
Koji sakai, Professor, Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Japan
Volcanic Eruption in Merapi, Indonesia, on October 26,2010
Silvia F. Herina, Research Institute for Human Settlements, Agency for Research, Indonesia Ministry of Public Works
Sustainable Concrete Considering the Japanese Context
Silvia F. Herina, Research Institute for Human Settlements, Agency for Research, Michael Henry

2009

Massively Parallel Simulation of CO2 Geologic Storage
Satoshi Imamura and Hajime Yamamoto, Taisei Corporation Ltd.
Ground Cave-in in Golf Course
Reiko Kuwano

Modeling Volcanic Risk in Tokyo
Christina Magill, Risk Frontiners, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Flood Damage in Japan
Miho Ohara
Report on the West Java Earthquake on September 2, 2009
Teddy Boen, World Seismic Safety Insitiative / Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Report on Suruga Bay Earthquake, Japan
Muneyoshi Numada
Robust Optimum Design for Smoke Control System using CFD and Genetic Algorithms
Hong Huang, Center for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, China
Survey on a New Tsunami Disaster Mitigation System
Kimiro Meguro

Preservation of Historical Architecture and Compliance with Today’s Safety Laws
Osamu Goto, Professor, Kogakuin University
The 2009 Samoa Earthquake Induced Tsunami: A Quick Survey from the Field
S. Koshimura, Professor, Tohoku University
Japan’s Expected Role for Transboundary Collaboration in the Mekong Region
Akiyuki Kawasaki
Survey of September 30, 2009 Sumatra Earthquake
Muneyoshi Numada

Earthquake Countermeasures for Safer future in Korea
Waon-Ho Yi, Director, National Institute for Disaster Prevention/Prof. , Kwangwoon University, Korea
Integration of Advanced Technologies for Construction, Environmental Protection, and Safety in the Yamate Tunnel
H. Dobashi
Tour of the Uemachi Terrace, a Potential Disaster Area
Muneyoshi Numada
15 years after the Kobe Earthquake: Basic Step for Earthquake Disaster Reduction and the Necessity for an Integrated Disaster Management Strategy
Kimiro Meguro

2008

Remote Sensing for Monitoring Urban Safety and Environment
Yoshifumi Yasuoka,Executive Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies and former ICUS Professor
Upgrading the Seismic Performance of Wooden Buildings
Mikio Koshihara

Contribution of Forests to Solving Global Warning Issues
Haruo Sawada
Towards a More Earthquake Resilient Built Environment in the Aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
Kimiro Meguro

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics on the Prediction of Urban Fire Safety and Urban Thermal Environment
Hong Huang

Framework and Methodology of Public Safety
Weicheng Fan, Center for Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China
Relationship between Surface O3 and Urban Heat Island effect in Tokyo
Ryuzo Ooka
Co-effect of Initial Curing Conditions and Exposure Environments on coastal Concrete Durability
X, Wen, Tsinghua University, PR China
Shaking Table Test of Timber Roof Masonry House Models Retrofitted by PP-Band Meshes
N. Sathiparan IIS, The University of Tokyo
Making adobe and Brick Houses Stronger to Withstand Earthquakes
P.Mayorca, DNV Norway

2007

Importance of Technical and Social Problems to Prevent False Structures for Urban Safety
Taketo Uomoto, Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology and Former ICUS Director
A Woman Died in Roller Coaster Accident
Hisashi Kanada, Inspection and Measurement Division, Nippon Steel Techno Research Corporation

Distress in the Tarmac
Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, Ph.D., Professor Dean, School of Engineering & Technology Asian Institute of Technology and Vice President of the Engineering Institute of Thailand
A Method to Prioritize the Seismic Retrofitting of Disaster-prevention Bases
Reiko Amano, Former ICUS Visiting Professor
Earthquake hits Niigata Prefecture
Hiruma, Meguro Laboratory IIS, The University of Tokyo
Niigata Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake Strong Ground Motion Recorded at IIS
Miho Yoshimura Ohra
The Mw. 8.0 Pisco Earthquake hits Peru
Paola Mayorca
2007 Flood in Bangladesh
Mehedi Ansary, BUET, Bangladesh

Traffic Accidents –Another Disaster in Urban Safety-
Shinji Tanaka
Damage due to Cyclone SIDR in Bangladesh
Professor Mehedi Ansary, BUET, Bangladesh

Flow Slides of Underwater Sand Deposits in Jamuna River Bed
Kenji Ishihara, Professor, Chuo University
Numerical Simulation of Environmental Problems
Ryozo Ooka

2006

Hidden Cavities under the Ground –Their Causes and Consequences-
Reiko Kuwano

Hidden Cavities under the Ground –Their Causes and Consequences-
Reiko Kuwano

Health Risk Management in the Field of Building Hygiene
Koichi Ikeda, Director, Department of Architecture, Hygiene and Housing, National Institute of Public Health

Tsunami Risk in Thailand
Absornsuda Siripong, Professor, Marine Science Department, Faculty of Science Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand
Drought Monitoring Using Remote Sensing and Memories of Stay at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Junichi Susaki, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

2005

FIRE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY ACTIVITIES IN 2004 AND AN APPROACH TO THE FUTURE
Shogo HAYASHI, ICUS Visiting Professor, Commissioner of the FDMA, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

WHY ARE YOU AFRAID OF ONLY EARTHQUAKES?
Taikan OKI
After ten years of my affiliation with INCEDE/ICUS - Greetings from the Monash University, Australia -
Dushmanta Dutta, Lecturer, School of Applied Sciences Engineering, Monash University
International Collaboration Between Asia-Pacific Space Agencies for Disaster Reduction
Junichi Susaki
Current Status and Countermeasures for Asbestos Problem
Ryozo Ooka

FROM GROUND SHOCKS TO AIR BLASTS:MULTIPLE-HAZARDS PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
TSO-CHIEN PAN, Director, Protective Technology Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pakistan and India was Struck by a M 7.6 Earthquake on October 8, 2005
Shinya Kondo, Researcher of Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Potential of Coastal Industry in Tsunami Disaster Reduction
Masasuke Takashima, Lecturer of FujiTokoha University

RECENT EARTHQUAKE RELATED ACTIVITIES
IN BANGLADESH
Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, Professor, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh & Secretary General, Bangladesh Earthquake Society
Comparative Study on Urban Earthquake Disaster Management
Kimiro Meguro

2004

WORKING AT INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Ken SUDO, Professor, CTBTO, Preparatory commission for the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty organization, Vienna

EARTHQUAKES DO NOT WAIT LET’S CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE RESEARCH OFFICES AND THE REAL SOCIETY
Nobuo FUKUWA, Professor, Environmental and Safety Management, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Hiroshi KAWAMURA, Director of Department of Social Rehabilitation, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities(NRCD)
Central Part of Niigata Prefecture was Striken by M 6.8 Earthquake on October 23, 2004
Kimiro MEGURO

Central Part of Niigata Prefecture, Japan was Striken by M 6.8 Earthquake on October 23, 2004
Kimiro MEGURO

SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI, 26 DECEMBER 2004
Teddy BOEN, ICUS Network Member
from Indonesia
A Report on UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan
D. Dutta

2003

FLOOD DISASTER TRENDS IN ASIA IN THE LAST 30 YEARS
Dushmanta Dutta

ISSUES RAISED BY RECENT SUBWAY FIRE IN SOUTH KOREA
Makoto TSUJIMOTO, Professor, Department of Environment Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
Study of Making a Database for Deteriorated Concrete Bridges
Yoshitaka Kato and Somnuk Tangtermsirikul

PROTECTING BUILDINGS AGAINST MULTIPLE HAZARDS
Tso-Chien PAN, Professor, Director of Protective Technology Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS DUE TO BAM EARTHQUAKE OF DECEMBER 26, 2003, IRAN
Kooroush NASROLLAHZADEH NESHELI, Scientific Board Member, Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC), Iran
PROPOSAL OF A NEW ECONOMIC RETROFITTING METHOD FOR MASONRY STRUCTURES
Paola MAYORCA
A STUDY ON APPROACHES TOWARD BUILDING DISASTER RESISTANT COMMUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA
Miho YOSHIMURA

2002

September 11 2001 Event and Lessons for Disaster Reduction
Kimiro Meguro

Urban Warming and its Control Seismic Responses
Ryozo Ooka
Expert Systems in Visual Inspection of Concrete Structures
Sudhir Misra

Remote Sensing Activities in India
R. S. Tiwari, Adjunct Professor in the Dept of CE at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Onkar Dikshit, Associate Professor at Dept of CE at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Analyzing "Heat Island" from Space
Yoshifumi Yasuoka

Creation of DEMs for Urban Areas from Airborne Laser Scanner Data and Their Applications
Masahiro Setojima, Visiting Professor at ICUS from Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
Eight Years after the Kobe Earthquake - Its impact on Earthquake Disaster Reduction Strategies in Japan -
Kimiro Meguro

2001

Towards Safer Urban Cities in the 21st Century
Taketo Uomoto

Traditional Architecture in Saint Lucia and Seismic Responses
Anne L. D. French, Deputy National Disaster Coordinator, Saint Lucia

Earthquake Safety of Existing Dams for Irrigation and Water Supply in Rural Areas
Martin Wieland, Chairman, Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design, ICOLD
Analyzing "Heat Island" from Space
Yoshifumi Yasuoka
Bridging between Policy and Research
Takefumi Takahashi, Director General for Disaster Management at the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, ICUS Visiting Professor

Maintenance of Concrete Infrastructure - A New Challenge for Civil Engineers -
Taketo Uomoto and Sudhir Misra
Safety vs. Disaster
Shunji Murai, Green Bench Research Group-Chairman

INCEDE Report

Serial Number 19
Mekong Basin Studies -Proceedings of the AP FRIEND Workshop-
Serial Number 18
INCEDE ACTIVITY REPORT 2
Serial Number 17
INCEDE ACTIVITY REPORT 1
Serial Number 16
Compilation of INCEDE Newsletters
Serial Number 15
Report on 1995 Kobe Earthquake
Serial Number 14
Seismic Risk Management for Countries of the Asia Pacific Region
-Proceedings of the 2nd WSSI Workshop-
Serial Number 13
Earthquake Engineering Frontiers in Transportation Systems(1999)
-Proceedings of the Center-to-Center Project Workshop-
Serial Number 12
Earthqake Engineering Frontiers in Transportation Systems(1998)
-Proceedings of the Center-to-Center Project Workshop-
Serial Number 11
Water Lifelines - Water Systems
-Proceedings of the Center-to-Center Project Workshop-
Serial Number 10
Information Technology Tools for Natural Disaster Risk Management
-Proceedings of International Symposium-
Serial Number 9
Earthquake Engineering Fontiers in Transportation Facilities
-Proceedings of the Center-to-Center Project Workshop-
Serial Number 8
-Creation of a Global Disaster Information Newtwork-
-Proceedings of XVIII PSC Workshop-
Serial Number 7
DISASTER MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN BANGLADESH
Serial Number 6
SPACE THCHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER MONITORING AND MITIGATION IN INDIA
Serial Number 5
Seismic Risk Management for Countires of the Asia Pacific Region
-Proceedings of the WSSI Workshop-
Serial Number 4
Towards Natural Disaster Reduction-Proceedings of VII PSA Workshop-
Serial Number 3
IMPACTS OF DISASTERS ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT -INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION-
Serial Number 2
AFTERMATH OF THE LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE
-HOW RADIO RESPONDED TO THE DISASTER-
Serial Number 1
INCEDE LOOKING AHEAD
No Serial Number
Proceedings of the Workshop -Towards Natural Disaster Reduction-
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Proceedings of the WSSI Workshop on -Seismic Risk Management for Countries of the Asia Pacific Region-