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The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: An Eyewitness Account

May 19, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., Structural Engineer and CEO of Miyamoto International, was a presenter at an earthquake engineering conference in Tokyo hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology on March 11, 2011 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, Dr. Miyamoto will discuss his own experience of the earthquake, the devastation he witnessed and documented, and his perspective as to how buildings, roads, and bridges performed during the earthquake/tsunami and what we can learn from the experience. He will provide his views as to 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.
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
[Map] Time:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
5:30 pm: Registration & Networking
6:00 pm: Program
$8 Japan Society and/or Commonwealth Club members
$20 Non-members
This event is hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California in association with AIA SF Chapter. Please click here to register online. To register at the member rate,indicate how many standard tickets you wish to purchase and proceed through the checkout process. On the “Ticketing” webpage, enter the following code for the member rate in the discount coupon ID box: miyamotomemberprice.


May 19, 2011
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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