Disaster Preparedness and Digital Technology

  • Tue, Dec 6, 2022 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

    1053 Lake Washington Boulevard North
    Renton, Washington 98056
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Description

Disaster Preparedness and Digital Technology Seminar 

~ Introducing Japan’s Advanced Technology and Experiences 
with Disaster Preparation and Recovery ~

Tuesday, December 6

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (PST)

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, 3rd Floor “Bellevue” room

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

(In-person event with no online option)

 

The threat of destructive earthquakes and tsunamis that have historically hit the Washington coastline are a major concern. While the risk of land liquefaction and damage to critical infrastructure such as power lines and underground utilities during an earthquake in the Seattle area is known, recent studies suggests that the Seattle Fault can also generate a tsunami with the same level of destruction as could be experienced on the coast.

This seminar will introduce technology from Japan’s experience preparing for and recovering from destructive earthquakes and tsunamis that could occur in Washington State and share recent research into disaster preparedness.

 

MC: Kenji Ushimaru
Event Committee member of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

Program Details

5:00 PM          Welcome Remarks

  • Kiyoshi Tanigawa, Executive Director, Keidanren USA
  • Tomikazu Sasaki, Director, UW-TU Academic Open Space (Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Washington)
  • Hisao Inagaki, Consul General of Japan in Seattle

5:15 PM          Keynote Speech 1

  • Curry Mayer, Director for Emergency Management, City of Seattle

5:30 PM         Keynote Speech 2

  • Shunichi Koshimura, Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University (Online)

5:45 PM          Q&A Session 1

6:00 PM          Japanese Companies Presentation

  • Yusuke Oishi, Research Principal, Research Unit, Fujitsu Ltd. / Visiting Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University (Online)
  • Daizo Kosa, General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative, NTT Washington DC Representative Office, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • Yukiko Morishita, General Manager, Washington D.C. Office, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (CEPCO)

6:45 PM          Q&A Session 2

7:00 PM          Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

  • Dale Watanabe, Executive Director, Japan-America Society of State of Washington

8:00 PM          End of Reception

  • Nobuyuki Odagiri, Chair of Community Affairs Committee, Japan Business Association of Seattle (Shunju Club)

 

 

Date & Time

Tue, Dec 6, 2022 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

1053 Lake Washington Boulevard North
Renton, Washington 98056 Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
JBA Seattle