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How does Japanese railroad technology contribute to the low-carbon society?

Date and Time

Monday, October 17th, 2011 1:00pm-2:00pm

Venue

Conference Room, JSPS/JST Washington, D.C. Office
2001 L Street, N.W. Suite 1050 Washington, D.C. 20036 U.S.A.


Admission Fee: Free of charge

Abstract

Railroads are the most environmentally-friendly transportation made and still improving their technologies to reduce environmental load. As for safety and disaster countermeasures, during the Great East Japan Earthquake no passenger deaths and injuries were recorded and the entire portion of the high-speed rail line reopened only 49 days after the disaster. Expertise and experiences of East Japan Railway Company could be applied to contribute to all of society throughout the world.

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Speaker
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Mr. Masaki Ogata
Vice Chairman of East Japan Railway Company
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Host

Dr. Yoshiaki Abe
USJI Operating Adviser/University Professor, Waseda University

Organized by

U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI)

Supported by

Keio University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University, The University of Tokyo, Waseda University

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