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Report Meetings of 2nd IPA International Workshop

Meeting in Kochi, 4 Feb 2009
Meeting in Kochi, 4 Feb 2009
Organizer:
IPA Secretariat
Lecturer:
Tadahiko Okumura
IPA Secretary General
Kozo Tagaya
IPA Vice Chairman
Akio Kitamura
IPA Honorary President
Takehiko Iizuka (in Tokyo)
IPA Director
Hiroyuki Ishihara (in Kochi)
IPA Individual Member
Nanase Ogawa (in Kochi)
IPA Individual Member
Meeting in Tokyo
Date:
29 January 2009, 14:30 - 16:30
Venue:
Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Head Office
1-3-28 Ariake, Kouto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Attendees:
62 (57 IPA members)
Meeting in Kochi
Date:
4 February 2009, 15:30 - 17:00
Venue:
Kochi Prefectural Industrial
Technology Center

3992-2 Nunoshida, Kochi-shi, Kochi, Japan
Attendees:
195 (186 IPA members)

Report meetings of 2nd IPA International Workshop took place on 29 Jan in Tokyo and 4 Feb in Kochi for Japanese IPA members who couldn't visit New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Total 257 people participated the meetings and learned successful conduct of the workshop and various research themes of the press-in engineering.

At the start of the meetings, President Kitamura (IPA Honorary President) summarized 2nd IPA International Workshop, then Dr Okamura (IPA Secretary General) made presentations with Dr Tagaya (IPA Vice Chairman) in three parts as follows.

1.
Outline of 2nd IPA International Workshop
2.
Results of 1st IPA Research Award Grant
3.
Proposal Presentations of 2nd IPA Research Award Grant

Additionally in Kochi, special presentations of the research collaboration with Cambridge University and Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd. were given by Mr H. Ishihara and Ms N. Ogawa, who actually made presentations in the workshop.

As the IPA Secretariat had delivered the wokshop program including abstracts of papers and presentations in Japanese, participants who work daily with the Press-in Methods, asked unique and enthusiastic questions after these presentations.

Ahead of the meeting, press conferences about 2nd IPA International Workshop were held in Tokyo and Kochi in the same days. Total 17 journalists attended and wrote articles for their newspapers and magazines. Their articles's list is available at Publicity.

Meeting in Tokyo, 29 Jan 2009
Meeting in Tokyo, 29 Jan 2009
Press conferences in Tokyo, 29 Jan 2009
Press conferences in Tokyo, 29 Jan 2009