|Name/Title||INTERPRAEVENT2014 in the Pacific Rim|
|Venue: Country,City||Nara, Japan|
|Date||November 25-28, 2014|
From November 25 to November 28, 2014, "INTERPRAEVENT2014 in the Pacific Rim" was held in Nara (Japan).
Following the opening addresses by Dr. Yoshiharu Ishikawa, Chairman of the symposium’s executive committee, Ms. Maria Patek, Vice-chairman of INTERPRAEVENT, Dr. Hiroyuki Ohno, Director General of Sabo Department, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Dr. Bernhard Zimburg, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Japan, Mr. Shogo Arai, Governor of Nara Prefecture, six keynote lectures and 36 oral presentations and 4 disaster reports were made before the panel discussion at the end. In addition, a poster session featuring 57 topics was given. On the day between main sessions, one-day study tours (3 courses) took place. In course 1, participants visited Akadani area in which mass sediment movement of deep-seated landslide occurred by torrential rain of Typhoon Talas in September, 2011. In course 2, participants visited Kamenose area where is a typical landslide area of Japan, and Horyu-ji temple, the existing oldest wooden architecture in the world. In course 3, participants visited historical sites in Nara city, Nara Palace Site and Todaiji Temple etc.
The participants learned about the present status of sediment-related disaster prevention measures in Japan and experienced Japanese culture and history through these tours.
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