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Earthquakes Hit Hard in Japan and Ecuador

April 18, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The April 15, 2016 M 7.0 earthquake north of Kumamoto, on the island of Kyushu in southwest Japan, occurred as the result of strike-slip faulting at shallow depth. The April 15, 2016, M 7.0 event (UTC 16:25:06) occurred one day after a series of foreshocks…

New Technique for Removal of Strontium from Waste Water

December 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

Okayama, Japan, Dec. 21, 2015—Toshiro Ono and colleagues at Okayama University have developed an effective system for removing strontium 90 from aqueous…

Ohio Firms to Design DoDEA Elementary School in Japan

October 28, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

OKINAWA, Japan, Oct. 28, 2015—The joint venture of Woolpert and KZF Design (WKZF JV) has been selected to design Kadena Elementary School, a pre-kindergarten…

Topcon Technology Facilitates Digital Preservation of Japanese Heritage Site

July 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, July 13, 2015 –Topcon Positioning Group announces data from its participation in the digital preservation of the historic Sogi hydroelectric plant in Japan was unveiled at a special event in Bonn,…

Ohio Firms to Collaborate, Design DoDEA Schools in Japan

DAYTON, Ohio, June 2, 2015—The joint venture of Woolpert and KZF Design has been selected to provide full design and construction services for the replacement of aging schools serving U.S. military families in Japan, and other mission-oriented facilities.…

Sogi Hydroelectric Plant 3D Mapped with Lasers as Part of International Preservation Effort

May 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2015 – The Sogi hydroelectric plant, considered a significant contribution to the Meiji Industrial revolution, has been mapped as part of the CyArk 500 Challenge, an international project to digitally preserve and create awareness…

Paragon Announces Street Level Mapping for Transport Routing and Scheduling in Japan

Dorking, UK, Dec. 2, 2014—Following the success of the release of Paragon Software Systems’ national street level mapping for routing vehicles in mainland China, the company has now launched the same for Japan. This development reinforces Paragon’s commitment…

OGC Announces Location Powers: Smart Cities Summit, December 2nd, Tokyo, Japan

November 10, 2014 - in Announcement, Corporate, Sensors

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites you to attend the inaugural Location Powers Summit (www.locationpowers.net) on 2nd December 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The focus for this first event will be understanding the location and place needs for a Smart City.…

Hiroshima to Install Sensors to Detect Landslides

August 23, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Sensors

The central government and Hiroshima Prefectural Government plan to place mudslide sensors in the northern part of the prefecture where at least 90 people were reported dead or missing as of Friday, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Friday. The land ministry and…

Aging Japanese Landmarks Pose Headaches Due to Seismic Retrofitting

When internationally renowned architect Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) designed the uniquely shaped Kagawa Prefectural Gym here, it was during a time well before the adoption of modern quake resistance standards. Today, seismic retrofitting work for the building…