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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.

<Date and Time>
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

<Program (tentative)>
■Opening Remarks

■Session1: Cultural Heritage and Disaster
Vice Director, R-DMUCH
Professor, College of Letter, Ritsumeikan University
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
Professor, R-DMUCH

■Session3: Opinion Exchange with Local Victims

■Summary and Closing Address
Professor, R-DMUCH
Kenzo TOKI

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