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Wednesday, November 7 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Japan Session: How Japan is dealing with its aging infrastructure

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Japan, like many developed nations is having to deal with the challenge of an aging infrastructure, climate risks, and an increase in maintenance and repair costs. This session will introduce Japanese strategies and technologies that have helped them deal with these challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Kazunari Hirakawa

Kazunari Hirakawa

Senior Researcher, Taisie Rotec Corporation
Kazunari Hirakawa joined Taisei Rotec Corporation in 2002 and worked at Institute of Research and Development division from 2003 to 2009. In 2009 to 2013 majored in pavement technology and materials as work at Department of consulting & Investigation. In 2013-2015, on loan to Public... Read More →
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Tatsuya Idani

Bridge Engineer, IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd.
Tatsuya Idani, born in 1986, received his MSc in civil engineering from Yokohama National University in Japan. He has been working for IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. for 8 years. He worked as a design engineer for repair work of Binh bridge, a major cable stayed bridge in Vietnam... Read More →
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Tsutomu Ishigaki

Senior Research Engineer, NIPPO Corporation
Dr. Tsutomu Ishigaki joins Japanese road contractor of NIPPO CORPORATION as a senior research engineer. Tsutomu's proffession is the International Development Engineering (IDE), and in 2009, Tsutomu was awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering by Tokyo Institute of Technology... Read More →
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Ryuhei Kondo

Chief, Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited
Ryuhei Kondo is a Chief of the Overseas Projects Division, the Engineering Consultants Department of Metropolitan Expressway Company Limited, Japan. He has extensive experience in the fields of highway construction and maintenance management in central Tokyo. Currently, he is promoting... Read More →
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Masato Matsumoto

President and CEO, NEXCO-West USA, Inc.
Masato Matsumoto is a globally recognized structural engineer, is currently a Committee Member for the IRF Asset Management Committee. He is a registered professional Engineer both in the United States and Japan in Civil Engineering. He is an expert on technical aspects of bridge... Read More →
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Naoki Nagamoto

General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.
Dr. Naoki Nagamoto is General Manager of Structural Engineering Service Department in Sumitomo Mitsui Construction. One of his duties in this role is research and development of new type of bridge structures. He has been also developing monitoring technologies of structures such as... Read More →
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Toshiyuki Oka

Manager, NEXCO-Central
Toshiyuki Oka is a business development manager working for NEXCO-Central. He is working on the application development for pavement asset management using the latest image recognition technologies and deterioration prediction algorisms. He has over 15 years of experience of highway... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cohiba 1 Tropicana Las Vegas