Report on “Disaster Prevention and Mitigation x Sustainability Grand Prize” Award Ceremony 2022 and Commemorative Lecture by Prof. Asanuma
Part I: Award Ceremony
A total of 55 people attended, including 34 award-winning organizations.
Unfortunately, due to the Corona disaster, the event was completely remote and could not be held in real time.
Tension and enthusiasm could be felt from the screen.
In addition to the awards, the winners gave a brief introduction of their businesses and their aspirations for the future.
One of the most impressive comments came from the “World Medical Association,” an NGO for international cooperation.
We are still sending people to Ukraine.
It is very encouraging for the local staff to know that someone is watching over them.
These were very serious words.
We are very grateful to the staff members who are still working in the war zone.
For the first time, I learned that seeing and appreciating the work of others is encouraging.
I vowed to continue to deliver this award to places where light cannot reach.
Part II: Commemorative Lecture
0 Participants in the lecture: Overseas (titles omitted, in no particular order)
Sapienza Università di Roma: Antonio Paolozzi
Sapienza Università di Roma: Ferdinado Felli
University of Brasilia: Cristian Vendittozzi
Enrico Fermi Research Center (CREF): Claudio Paris
University of Hawaii: Mehrdad Nejhad
King Mongkut’s Thonburi Institute of Technology: Sontipee Aimmanee
Honolulu Airport staff (former University of Hawaii): Ryan Sugamoto
The event was attended by professors and others from around the world who are in close contact with Chairman Asanuma, transcending time zones.
All the lectures were given in English, which was a change from the usual symposium.
I am sure that the impression was quite stimulating for those who attended.
Most of the attendees seemed to stay until the end.
I think it is rare to have such a large number of individual lectures attended by people from other industries, including foreign professors.
Once again, I am amazed at the personal connections that Chairman Asanuma has.
Considering the time difference, the local time is early morning or midnight.
Even so, the overseas teachers were always smiling and conversing with Chairman Asanuma.
We, the onlookers, could feel the warmth of their friendship, and our hearts were filled with excitement.
At the closing of the meeting, the participants said, “Next time in Hawaii! The meeting closed with these words.