Past Event

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

Thu, May 19 2011 - 6:00pm

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

Advance ticket sales no longer available. Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., Structural Engineer; CEO, Miyamoto International

Miyamoto was a presenter at the earthquake engineering conference hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology on March 11th when the biggest earthquake in Japanese history struck. He and a team were dispatched immediately to the Tohoku region to conduct expert damage assessment. Specializing in high-performance earthquake engineering and disaster 
mitigation, response and reconstruction, Miyamoto will discuss his own experience of the earthquake, the devastation he witnessed and documented, and his perspective about how buildings, roads and bridges performed during the disaster, and what we can learn from the experience. He will provide his views on how the government is responding to the disaster 
relief effort, its plans to rebuild, and the latest updates on the Fukushima nuclear plant. He has worked on numerous disaster response efforts worldwide and has been a frequent international media spokesman on earthquake engineering issues.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Cynthia Miyashita
Also know: In association with AIA SF Chapter, the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, and the Japan Society of Northern California.