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Dr Okumura lectured at the 2007 JPA General Assembly

Japan Press in Pile Association
29 June 2007
Suzuran room,
Toranomon Pastoral Hotel,
4-1-1 Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Press in Pile Association (JPA)
23 attendees
Dr T.Okumura
(IPA Secretary General)
Establishment of IPA and Future Trend
of Japanese Infrastructures

The Japan Press in Pile Association, which was established in 1979 to educate press-in operation skills and promote the Press-in Method in Japan, invited Dr Okumura to the JPA general assembly and received his lecture about activities of the IPA. It has been the first opportunity to announce the establishment of the IPA to nonmember parties. IPA Secretariat distributed the just printed out brand-new “IPA Membership Guidance” and began an official recruitment.

The lecture was presented for one hour after the JPA annual board of directors meeting. Dr Okumura described the IPA General Assembly and Inaugural Workshop held in the University of Cambridge, showed IPA directors' network Committees on the world map and explained the aims and activities of the IPA. Moreover, based on his expertise Dr Okumura introduced the future trend of infrastructures which could be applied the press-in technology to. The lecture was appreciated by the real press-in specialists of Japan.

We will make the most of this kind of opportunities to promote public awareness on the IPA.

Dr T.Okumura (IPA Secretary General)