Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Sendai

Some topics which have been researched at the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University (R-DMUCH) will be discussed with local researchers and activists. 1.Restoration of Minami Sanriku-Cho, 2.Geographic distributions of cultural heritages which suffered damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and 3.Local cultural heritage such as shrines and temples utilized as temporary evacuation bases form the tsunami disaster. In addition, 4.Restoration from earthquake in India will be introduced as a case for international comparative study.
This symposium aims to make the public aware of the importance of preservation and inheritance of cultural heritages from disasters by focusing on familiar topics. The discussion will be meaningful for both the researches and local people.

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 March 16th 2015  Mon.

 Sendai City Information & Industry Plaza, Seminar Room (2)
 housed in the 6th floor of the AER
 1-3-1 Chuo Aoba-ku Sendai-shi Miyagi-ken

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Opening Remarks

Session1: Cultural Heritage and Disaster  
 Vice Director, R-DMUCH
 Professor, College of Letter, Ritsumeikan University
  Tomoki NAKAYA
 Director, R-DMUCH
 Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
  Takeyuki OKUBO

Session2: Cultural Heritage and Restoration
 Professor, School of Project Design, Miyagi University
   Toshihiro HIRAOKA
 Associate Professor, R-DMUCH
   Naoko ITAYA
 Professor, R-DMUCH
   Rohit JIGYASU

Session3: Opinion Exchange with Local Victims
Summary and Closing Address
 Professor, R-DMUCH
   Kenzo TOKI

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