5 July 2011
Upcoming International Congresses
Europe27th Annual Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies, 07-09/07/11, Goteborg +++ 16th Biennial Conference of the International Group for Eye Movement Research, 21-25/08/11, Marseille +++ 26th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, 25-29/08/11, Oslo
Asia30th Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, 25-27/07/11, Singapore +++ Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, 11-13/08/11, Seoul +++ Annual Meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum, 14-16/09/11, Dalian
AmericaAgile Conference of the Agile Alliance, 08-12/08/11, Salt Lake City UT +++ 80th Annual Convention of Toastmasters International, 17-20/08/11, Las Vegas NV +++ International Yogatherapy and Ayurveda Conference, 29-30/10/11, Punta del Este
Africa30th Triennial Congress of the World Veterinary Association, 10-14/10/11, Cape Town +++ 39th International Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine, 20-25/11/11, Abuja +++ Conference of the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa, 18-21/08/11, Gaborone
Pacific3rd Pacific Microfinance Week Meeting of the Australian Council for International Development, 26-29/07/11, Port Vila +++ 40th Annual Meeting of Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police, 23-25/08/11, Pohnpei +++ 28th Annual Conference of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 04-07/12/11, Hobart
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New message from Japan
By Hiroshi Mizohata, Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency, JTA,
Japanese Government

Dear readers,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the warm support and sympathy we have received from 253 countries, regions and international organizations after the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on 11 March.

Although the earthquake and a series of tsunamis caused serious human suffering mainly in the Tohoku region, and roads, railroads and airports were heavily damaged, the entire nation is making utmost efforts towards...
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K. Harald Drager, President of The International Emergency Management Society, TIEMS

You just held your 18th Annual Conference in Bucharest, Romania, from 7 to 10 June 2011. Which disasters were on top of your agenda?
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami was top focus. In the first keynote plenary session Dr. Kit Miyamoto, Miyamoto International and Global Risk Miyamoto, USA, was speaking about “Failures and successes observed in 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake”. However, we covered most disasters that happened around the world including means to reduce the consequences...
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