On May 15, 23 undergraduate students from Philippine visited DPRI during their stay in Japan under the exchange project called JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) by the Japanese government. Through the Programme, approximately 6,000 youths are invited to Japan every year mainly from the EAS member states (ASEAN, Australia, China, India, New Zealand, and the ROK).
The purpose of their visit to DPRI was to learn the advanced research on disaster prevention in Japan.
Professor Kamai at the Research Center on Landslides gave a lecture titled “Landslides impact on urban development” and presented some case studies in Japan and Philippines. Assistant Professor Wang, also at the Research Center on Landslides, introduced the ring shear testing apparatus which was used to reproduce landslides. The students asked many questions and took pictures during the presentations as they seemed to have much interest in the topics.