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2012 Symposium of Campus Asia Program “Building Resiliency for Emergency Management in East Asia and the World”

  Japan–China–Korea joint symposium on “Building Resiliency for Emergency Management in East Asia and the World” was held on November 9, 2012 at the Center for American Studies at the Fudan University. The symposium was a part of the Training Program for Risk Management Specialists in East Asia.
  In 2012, the Fudan University in China, the Korea University, and the Kobe University started the CAMPUS-Asia Program that involves mutual exchange of graduate students. The symposium was also a part of that program.

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  Vice-president, Xiaoyuan Feng, of the Fudan University, Dean, Park Sung-Hoon, of the Graduate School of International Studies at the Korea University, and director and vice-president, Chiharu Nakamura, of the Kobe University greeted attendees at the opening of the symposium. In the greeting, Director Nakamura talked about Shinya Yamanaka, professor of the Kyoto University and the alumni of the medical school of Kobe University who won the 2012 Nobel Prize for medicine. Mr. Nakamura gave a encouraged the students from three universities who study in CAMPUS-Asia Program and staff who run the program by presenting the example of Professor Yamanaka, who worked hard with clear vision and still continues to do so as if he is running a marathon.
  Following the greetings of Director Nakamura and others, the representatives of the three universities held keynote speeches in the morning. Emeritus professor of the Kobe University, Yasuo Tanaka, gave a speech entitled Disaster Management in Japan over the Past 50 years that presented the reality of and lessons from the Great Hanshin Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  Two sessions were held in the afternoon and presenters from the three universities reported about risk management in East Asia. From the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at the Kobe University, Professor Ronny Alexander, Professor Kan Kimura, and Professor Yuka Kaneko each presented a report. They answered questions raised by debaters as well as general participants, which led to an animated discussion.

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  The symposium was successfully concluded. More than sixty participants, university staff, and graduate students confirmed that the three universities would deepen their close partnership with the progress of the program. The three universities have already agreed to annually hold the CAMPUS-Asia Symposium, and planned to hold the next symposium at the Korea University in Korea.