2017 Award Ceremony & Commemorative Lecture of Hamaguchi Award For Enhancement of Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience



October 24th, 2017


 2017 Award Ceremony & Commemorative Lecture of Hamaguchi Award For enhancement

        of Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience 


Award Ceremony & Commemorative Lecture of Hamaguchi Award for                  individuals and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the             enhancement of  coastal resilience against tsunami, storm surge and other coastal         disasters, will be held on November 1st, 2017.


       Commemorating World Tsunami Awareness Day of November 5, we have  

      inaugurated  the  “Hamaguchi Award" for individuals and/or organizations that have

      made significant scientific or pragmatic contributions to the enhancement of coastal 

      resilience against tsunami, storm surge and other coastal disasters, which will raise

      people’s awareness of disaster resilience. The award is named after Mr. Hamaguchi  

      Goryo who protected and saved a village from a tsunami about 150 years ago.

            Respectfully, we will be hosting the award ceremony and commemorative lecture 

      by awardees as the schedule below:


              (1)   Date            November 1st, 2017 (Wednesday)

                                           15:00- Award Ceremony                 

                                   15:50- Commemorative Lecture

            (2)   Venue          KAIUN CLUB

                                          (Kaiun Bldg. 2-6-4 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

 (3)   Awardees    Two Individuals and One Group


       ○Philip Li-Fan Liu  Vice President (Research and Technology) and Distinguished

       Professor, National University of Singapore; Class of 1912 Professor in Engineering,    

       Emeritus, Cornell University, USA                                                                                       

       ・Made significant contributions in fundamental understanding of tsunami 

       generation, propagation and coastal effects.  


       Julio Kuroiwa Professor Emeritus, National University of Engineering (UNI) 

       Lima – Peru, and Director and General Manager of Disaster Risk Reduction Peru  

       International SAC, Republic of Peru

    ・Developed plans to reduce tsunami disasters in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.


      ○Kuroshio Town (Kochi prefecture), Japan *Awarded as a group

      ・Executed detailed tsunami disaster prevention activities and improved its inhabitants’ 

        awareness of disaster preparedness in addition to host High School Students Summit on 

        World Tsunami Awareness Day in Kuroshio.


       *The schedule above may be subject to change.           



      Hamaguchi Award (Attachment 1)     Introduction of Awardees(Attachment 2)


Contact Information

International Promotion Committee for Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience Technology.

Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI)

National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT)


E-mail: hamaguchi_award@ipc.pari.go.jp

TEL   :+81-46-844-5036,5040(Direct Phone) FAX:+81-46-844-5072

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