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Tohoku Forum for Creativity Opening Ceremony

Date: November 10, 2014 14:00 – 15:30
Venue: IRIDeS New Building, Tohoku University
468-1 Aoba, Aramakiaza, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0845 Japan

On November 10, the official opening ceremony on the Tohoku Forum for Creativity was held at the IRIDeS building in Aobayama new campus. This ceremony was attended by over 130 people, and included addresses and keynote lectures by a number of distinguished guests.

MC: Prof. Yoshiaki Maeda, Vice Director of Tohoku Forum for Creativity

Address from Prof. Susumu Satomi, President of Tohoku University

Addresses from special guests

・Mr. Hiroki Takebuchi, Corporate Consultant of Tokyo Electron Miyagi Limited
・Mr. Yoshio Yamawaki, Deputy Director-General, MEXT
・Prof. Reiko Aoki, Hitotsubashi University

Address from Prof. Sadayoshi Ito, Director of Tohoku Forum for Creativity and Executive Vice President (for Research)

Keynote Lectures

(1) Prof. Andrew Gordon, the Former Director of Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University 
Title: Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Future Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction

(2) Prof. Masahiro Mizuta, Hokkaido University
Title: Introduction to Big Data