Category Archives - Japan

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Tohoku Earthquake – Part 3: Fragile Civilization

March 22, 2011 - No Comments

Fishermen from the village of Ofunato
Sendai, Japan (March 22, 2011) - Dr. Kit Miyamoto, the CEO of Miyamoto International, a global earthquake and structural engineering

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Tohoku Earthquake – Part 2: Fire and Water

March 18, 2011 - No Comments

Kesen-numa, a once-vibrant community, sits in devastation from the ravaging tsunami
Sendai, Japan (March 18, 2011) - Dr. Kit Miyamoto, the CEO of Miyamoto International,

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Tohoku Earthquake – Part 1: Anatomy of Failure

March 16, 2011 - No Comments

I pick up a fragment of a small shell from a sandy beach. This brings back memories from 30 years ago, when I camped here. It was a sunny and warm summer day then. Today, the beach of Arahama is cold. This community was hit by a massive 10-meter tsunami last Friday.

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Reporting from Tokyo, Day 3 After the Earthquake

March 14, 2011 - No Comments

Tokyo, Japan (March 14, 2011) - Dr. Kit Miyamoto, the CEO of Miyamoto International, a global earthquake and structural engineering firm, reports on his experience on

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Tōhoku, Japan Earthquake 2011

March 11, 2011 - No Comments

Tokyo, Japan (March 11, 2011) – Dr. Kit Miyamoto reports, “I was in the train near Ikebukuro station when the train suddenly stopped with a loud creaking noise at 2:55 pm today. Japan’s state-of-the-art earthquake system at work….

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Japanese Embassy in Haiti: Damage Assessment

March 7, 2010 - No Comments

Today the Japanese Ambassador asked us to do a damage assessment on their eight-story embassy in Port au Prince. Dominic, our engineer, and I met

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