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Dr Okumura lectured at the 2008 JPA General Assembly

Dr Okumura lectured at the 2008 JPA General Assembly
Date:
30 May 2008
Place:
Sumire room,
Toranomon Pastoral Hotel,
4-1-1 Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Organizer:
Japan Press in Pile Association (JPA)
Attendees:
26 attendees (13 board members)
Lecturer:
Dr T.Okumura
(IPA Secretary General)
Title:
Activities of IPA and Future Trend
of Japanese Infrastructures

The Japan Press in Pile Association invited Dr Okumura to the JPA general assembly and received his lecture about activities of the IPA. It is second time for the IPA to give a lecture at the JPA general assembly.

Dr Okumura presented the lecture titled “Activities of IPA and Future Trend of Japanese Infrastructures” for 40 minutes after the JPA annual board of directors meeting.

The first half of the lecture was about the activity results of fiscal year 2007 which included activities of the research committee and of supporting the 1st IPA Research Grant Award winners, and about the activity plans of fiscal year 2008 which included 2nd IPA International Workshop in New Orleans and preparation for the establishment of the IPA Japanese branch.

The last half of the lecture was about the future trend of Japanese infrastructures which included the construction project of LPG national underground rock cavern storage base and underground utilization projects in Tokyo. Especially attendees were interested in the deep underground distribution tunnel project and the enormous new Tokyo tower project, which was just officially named as “Tokyo Sky Tree” at June 10th.

The attendees requested Dr Okumura to have another lecture with more information of overseas projects next time. His lecture was very much appreciated by the real Japanese press-in specialists as the same as last year.

Dr Okumura lectured at the 2008 JPA General AssemblyDr T.Okumura (IPA Secretary General)