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Triple Tragidies in Japan

Following the tragedy of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Honsu and the nuclear crisis at Fukushima, we wish to extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Government of Japan, members of braved families and the people of Japan. We are deeply shocked to witness such a big loss of lives and the properties.

We pray to the god for providing courage and strength to the families of victims to bear the unthinkable sufferings caused by this disaster!

We hope that Japan would overcome these tragedies.

Er. Chandi Subedi received award from MCPC

We are very proud and pleased to inform that Er. Chandi Subedi, a Senior System Engineer at SoftBank, receives the certificate of “MCPC Certified Senior Mobile System Consultant”. This is the apex qualification certified by Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC) and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Japan. He is the first non-Japanese to receive this award from MCPC. It’s a proud moment for all Nepali engineering professionals. We are all thankful that he is in our organization.

Many congratulations to him for the great achievement and best wishes for future growth as well.

NEA-JC Newsletter Year 4, Issue 1, December 2010

Click Here to download the Newsletter.

Workshop on “Current and Future Technologies”

NEA-JC has been annually organizing a workshop program on theme “Current and Future Technologies”. This year’s workshop was held in The University of Tokyo on November 21, 2010. Nepalese engineers as well as other individuals were participated in the program. Eight different papers were presented in this program by Dr. Hari Ram Parajuli, Er. Chandi Subedi, Er. Kabir Shakya, Er. Lata Shakya, Er. Tilak Pokharel, Er. Deepak Raj Panta, Er. Rajendra Soti and Er. Shanker Dhakal. The Program was conducted in two sessions. The first session was chaired by Dr. Bed Prasad Kafle and the second session was chaired by Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Karna.


Details will be posted soon.

NEA day celebration 2010

NEA-JC celebrated the NEA day on July 18, 2010 in  Kyoto.

More details and pictures will be added soon.

Dummy e-Voting (2010 April 22)

NEA-JC  conducted a dummy e-voting to check the voting software developed the Web Page Management Committee.

The software has been approved by the NEA-JC members and the NEA-JC Election Committee 2010.

NEA-JC Seminar 2007

Nepal Engineers’ Association Japan Chapter (NEA-JC) First Seminar on Current and Future Technology 2007

October 7, 2007

A briefly report of the recently concluded NEA-JC seminar

The seminar was held at Daito Lifelong Learning Center, Daito City, Osaka.

We received 10 papers in total. Among them, 8 were presented by their respective authors. The authors of two remaining papers informed us that they couldn’t attend the seminar due to some special reasons. We are thankful to all the presenters for their content rich and insightful papers and their nice styles of presentations. The discussions following each presentation were equally interesting and fruitful. Most of the presentations were centered on different problems in Nepal and ways to mitigate them. Presentations covered pollution problem of Kathmandu valley, flood and landslide problems in Nepal , road disasters in Nepal , status of living space for elderly in Nepal, communications networks research in Nepalese context, alternative research in solar cell technology and optical fiber technology.

It was really a great opportunity to learn from experts of such diverse fields. The last session was a round table discussion on ” NEA-JC: Past, Present and Future”. Many suggestions were obtained from the participants for strengthening NEA-JC and making its events even more successful in future. We are thankful to all of them.

The presented papers can be downloaded (pdf files) from the links provided below.

Controlling Air pollution: Energy and Greenhouse Gas Linkages in Kathmandu Valley’s transportation system – Shobhakar Dhakal

Numerical Approach to Flood/Debris Flow Hydrograph due to Landslide Dam Failure – Ripendra Awal, Hajime Nakagawa, Kenji Kawaike and Yasuyuki Baba

Study On Debris Flow Deposition and Erosion Process Uptream of Check Dams – Badri Bhakta Shrestha, Hajime Nakagawa, Kenji Kawaike and Yasuyuki Baba

Study of Living Space for Elderly in Urban Area of Nepal (Comparative Analysis of Spatial Structure between Traditional and New Residential Area) – Lata Shakya, Ueno Katsuyo and Fujimoto Naohisa

Seismic Hazard Estimate of Kathmandu – Hari Parajuli

Benchmarking Results of electricity Generating Plants in Nepal Using Modified DEA models – Deependra Kumar Jha, Naoto Yorino and Yoshifumi Zoka

Communication Networks Research in Nepalese Context – Ved Kafle

Carbon-based Solar Cell: a Possible Solution for Energy and Environmental Problems – Sudip Adhikari

Past and Present Status of Optical Communication – Madhusudan Kayastha

State of Road Disasters and Experiences from the Current Road Building Practices in Nepal – Netra P. Bhandari

Event Photos:

NEA-JC Workshop 2008

The Second NEA-JC Workshop on Current and Future Technologies

October 12, 2008

Tokyo, Japan

The workshop completed with a great success. The detail report of the workshop is available here [PDF file]

A brief report of the workshop in Nepali is also available here [ PDF file].

A few photos taken at the workshop are available here.

The presented papers/slides can be downloaded from the below links.

1 Technology transfer for infrastructure development in Nepal – By Surya Raj Acharya [slides]
2 History, current status and future development of the Internet – By Ved Prasad Kafle [slides]
3 Information sharing on the social semantic web – By Aman Shakya [slides]
4 Experimental investigation of damping for stone masonry – By Hari Parajuli [slides]
5 Greater need of pre-disaster management for infrastructure development and resource generation in Nepal – By Netra Prakash Bhandary [slides]
6 Three dimensional transient slope stability analysis of landslide dam failure – By Ripendra Awal [paper]
7 Numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible free surface flow in porous media under forced drainage conditions – By Bidur Ghimire [slides]
8 Electric power section development: present status and prospective course– By Netra Gyawali [slides]
9 Role of Nepalese engineers abroad in infrastructure development ofNepal –By Dinesh Manandhar
10 About living space of Buddhist monastery in Patan: a research on living environment management for elderly of traditional city — By Lata Shakya [slides]
11 Modeling lung deformation during breathing – Er. Subas Chatkuli [paper]

Final Program [HTML file] [PDF file]

Call for Papers

Let’s be together in Tokyo and exchange our experiences on professional and daily lives in Japan . Nepal Engineers’ Association- Japan Chapter (NEA-JC) is organizing one-day workshop on October 12, 2008 in Tokyo.

The theme of the proposed workshop is Current and Future Technologies. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for Nepalese engineers studying and working in Japan to share their technical knowledge and professional experience in Japan. Nepalese engineer friends and others related to technology field in Japan are cordially invited to submit papers related to their fields of research by August 31, 2008.

Topics

1. Academic/industry research results

2. Prospective Technology Transfer to Nepalese context

3. Engineer Employment Opportunities in Japan and relevant professional experience as a foreign engineer in Japan

Submission

Authors are invited to submit 2-6 pages long papers from any field related to Engineering and Technology. Please submit your papers to the mail addresses provided below.   Submitted papers will be reviewed by a team of experts from NEA-JC. Proceedings will be provided in CD-ROM or print to all the participants.

The tentative program also includes a panel discussion on the Saptakoshi flooding: Could it be avoided?

We request all of our members and experts to take part in the discussion.

Committees

(a) Advisory Committee

1. Surya Raj Acharya, Institute of Transport Policies Studies, Tokyo

2. Tara Nidhi Lohani, GeoResearch Institute Kobe

3. Dinesh Manandhar, The University of Tokyo

4. Phatta B. Thapa, Tokyo Engineering Conslustants Co. Ltd

5. Sunil K Karn, Tokyo Engineering Conslustants Co. Ltd

6. Netra Prakash Bhandari , Emime University

7. Sobhakar Dhakal, NIES, Tsukuba

(b) Technical Program Committee (TPC)

1. Surya Raj Acharya, Institute of Transport Policies Studies, Tokyo

2. Tara Nidhi Lohani, GeoResearch Institute Kobe

3. Dinesh Manandhar, The University of Tokyo

4. Phatta B. Thapa, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd

5. Sunil K Karn, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd

6. Netra Prakash Bhandari, Emime University

7. Sobhakar Dhakal, NIES, Tsukuba

8. Bhuwaneshwar P Sah, Pasco Corporation

9. Basanta K. Gautam, STEM

10. Akhilesh K Karna, Nippon Koei

11. Ved P Kafle, NICT, Tokyo

12. Bidur Ghimire, Kyoto University

(c) Local organizing committee:

1. Akhilesh K Karna, Nippon Koei

2. Ved P Kafle, NICT, Tokyo

3. Dinesh Manandhar, University of Tokyo

4. Aman Shakya, NII, Tokyo

5. Jhabindra Ghimire, Saitama University

6. Sanat Wagle, Saitama University


Workshop venue detail

JICA Global Plaza Hall in Hiroo, Tokyo
(The detailed access map is mentioned in the program)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: August 31, 2008 September 20, 2008

Notification to authors: September 25, 2008

Revised Submission (if needed): September 30, 2008


NEA-JC Workshop 2009

The Third NEA-JC Annual Workshop on Current and Future Technologies

November 8, 2009

Tokyo, Japan

A short report of the workshop program is here [pdf file].

The presented papers/slides are listed below.

1. Control strategies of a hybrid microgrid, Netra Gyanwali [pdf file]

2. Estimation of groundwater storage potential of aquifers in Kathmandu Valley using GIS, Vishnu P. Pandey [pdf file]

3. Seismic pounding of buildings in a row considering soil-foundation interaction represented by discrete model, Kabir Shakya [pdf file]

4. Development of disk shaped piezo-ceramic plate transducer for elastic wave measurements in laboratory specimens, Laxmi P. Suwal [pdf file]

5. Ultimate solution for building next generation network (NGN) and WiMAX for Nepal, Kamal Adhikari [pdf file]

6. E-voting: possibilities and challenges in the Nepalese context, Kumar Shimkhada [pdf file]

The final program with venue access map is here [pdf file]

Call for paper and participation is below.

Nearly sixty Nepalese engineers have registered with the Nepal Engineers Association-Japan Chapter (NEA-JC) and around hundred other Nepalese are pursuing their study or working in Japan in wide variety of engineering disciplines such as environmental technology. Their valuable researches, professional experience, and technological knowledge gained either as a part of academic program or while fulfilling their professional responsibilities can be directly or indirectly beneficial to the Nepalese context. Sharing such findings and experiences with each other could be useful in understanding the current efforts and future directions to be followed for the professionalism development. To provide a platform for such activities, NEA-JC has been annually organizing a one-day workshop program on theme “Current and Future Technologies”. This year’s workshop will be held in Tokyo on November 08, 2009 (Sunday). Nepalese engineers as well as any individuals related to a technology field and residing in Japan are cordially invited to submit their research papers by October 15, 2009.

TOPICS

The papers to be presented in the workshop may cover (but not limited to) the following topics:

1. Academic research
2. Industrial work experience and outcome
3. Approaches and vision for technological development in Nepal
4. New or existing technologies useful for Nepalese context
5. Lessons learned from Japanese experience, etc.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Short papers (2-4 pages long) from any field related to engineering and technology are to be submitted electronically at workshop2009@neajc.org. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Proceedings will be provided online via the NEA-JC website to the participants.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline : October 15, 2009

Notification of acceptance : October 25, 2009

Workshop date: November 8, 2009

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:

Er. Dr. Bhoj Raj Pantha, KEI, Ginza, Tokyo

Er. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, University of Yamanashi

Members:

Er. Roshan Bhakta Bhandary, Kyoto University

Er. Ram Krishna Regmi, Kyoto University

Er. Netra Gyanwali, Kyoto University

Er. Santaman Shrestha, Saitama University

Er. Dhundi Raj Pathak, Osaka Sangyo University

Er. Madhu Sudhan Kayastha, Chubu University

Er. Kumar Shimkhada, KDDI

Er. Rajesh Sapkota, HITACHI

Er. Arjun Prasad Poudel, HITACHI

Er. Kabir Shakya, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Er. Yadu Nath Pokhrel, The University of Tokyo

Er. Laxmi Prasad Suwal, The University of Tokyo

Er. Maheshwor Shrestha, The University of Tokyo

Er. Ram Prasad Dhungana, Kyushu University

Er. Bigyan Upadhayay, Ehime University

Er. Hari Pahari, Fuji Electric E & C Co. Ltd.

Er. Deepak Raj Pant, Tokyo Institute of Technology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:

Er. Dr. Ved Prasad Kafle, NICT, Tokyo

Er. Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Emime University

Members:

Er. Dr. Surya Raj Acharya, Institute of Transport Policies Studies, Tokyo

Er. Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal, NIES, Tsukuba

Er. Dr. Taranidhi Lohani, GeoResearch Institute Kobe

Er. Dr. Basanta Kumar Gautam, STEM

Er. Dr. Hari Ram Parajuli, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

Er. Dr. Dinesh Manandhar, The University of Tokyo

Er. Dr. Phatta Bahadur Thapa, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd

Er. Dr. Sunil Kumar Karna, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd

Er. Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Karna, Nippon Koei

Er. Dr. Rabindra Giri, Osaka Sangyo University

Er. Dr. Rabindra Osti, ICHARM, Tsukuba

Er. Dr. Sudip Adhikari, Chubu University

Er. Dr. Jhabindra Ghimire, Commonwealth Engineers Co. Ltd., Tokyo

Er. Dr. Sangam Shrestha, IGES

Er. Dr. Bhubaneshwor Shah, PASCO Corporation, Tokyo

NEA-Day 2009

Nepal Engineers’ Day 2009 Celebration in Japan

In Tokyo on Sunday, 19th July 2009
and in Kyoto on Saturday, 18th July 2009

On the auspicious occasion of the Nepal Engineers’ Day, the Event Management Committee (EMC), on behalf of the NEA-JC Executive Committee, organized a one-day talk and get together programs in Tokyo and Kyoto in July 19 and 18 respectively.

The programs were very successful.

Please find here the report of the event [pdf file, text in English].

Please find here the program report in the form of a news-item [pdf file, text in Nepali].

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Introduction to the programs:

All presentations and discussions in the program will be carried out using very general terminology so that not only engineers but anybody who has interest in infrastructure development of Nepal will get full benefit of the program. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. The program is open to all Nepalese living in Japan. The news article about the programs in Nepali text is here.

About the program in Tokyo : Click here for detail program [pdf file]

The program in Tokyo will mainly constitute presentations and discussions on the theme: Infrastructure Development and Environment Conservation in Nepal . The infrastructure development part will focus on current status and prospect of transport infrastructure in Nepal , while the environment conservation part will focus on global warming and its impact in Nepal . Senior Nepalese engineers, who have been working in the respective fields for several years, will present their research outcomes, experiences and views.

His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Ganesh Yonjan will be the chief guest of the program. Other invited guests will include representatives from Nepalese and Japanese professional organization such as Japan Society of Civil Engineers.

Venue: Hall # DW601 (on 6th Floor of D Block) , Institute of Industrial Science (IIS)

The University of Tokyo , Komaba Campus, Access Map (red block IIS is the program venue)

Address: 4-6-1Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan

Contact phone: 090-6287-7680 (Bhoj Raj Pantha)

Date and time: 2009 July 19 (Sunday) 10:00~17:00

About the program in Kyoto Click here for detail program [pdf file]

The program in Kyoto will mainly constitute presentations and discussions on technical as well as nontechnical contents. S enior engineers, planners, researchers, and experts from various sectors will present their research outcomes, experiences and views .

Venue: International Seminar House, Room No. 17

University of Kyoto , Yoshida Main Campus (Access map)

Contact phone: 080-3032-4478 (Ram Krishna Regmi)

Date and time: 2009 July 18 (Saturday) 1 1 :00~17:00

All presentations and discussions in the both program will be carried out using very general terminology so that not only engineers but anybody who has interest in infrastructure development of Nepal will get full benefit of the program. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. The program is open to all Nepalese living in Japan .

The following committees have been formed to organize the programs.

Advisory Committee:

Er. Surya Raj Acharya

Er. Shobhakar Dhakal

Er. Taranidhi Lohani

Er. Basanta Kumar Gautam

Er. Dinesh Manandhar

Er. Phatta Bahadur Thapa

Er. Sunil Kumar Karna

Er. Netra Prakash Bhandary

Er. Akhilesh Kumar Karna

Er. Rabindra Giri

Er. Ved Prasad Kafle

Local Organizing Committees:

A. Tokyo Region

Coordinator: Er. Bhoj Raj Pantha (Email: panthabhoj(at)gmail.com)

Members:

Er. Jhabindra Ghimire

Er. Sanjaya Kumar Jha

Er. Rabindra Osti

Er. Rajesh Sapkota

Er. Subash Chhatkuli

Er. Kumar Shimkhada

Er. Pradeep Shrestha

Er. Kabir Shakya

Er. Yadu Nath Pokhrel

Er. Vishnu Prasad Pandey

Er. Aman Shakya

Er. Laxmi Prasad Suwal

B. Kyoto Region

Coordinator: Er. Ram Krishna Regmi (Email: rkregmi(at)engineer.com)

Members:

Er. Roshan Bhakta Bhandary

Er. Bidur Ghimire

Er. Netra Gyanwali

Er. Sudip Adhikari

Er. Madhusudan Kyastha

Er. Badri Bhakta Shrestha

Er. Dhundi Raj Pathak

Er. Sanjeev Pandey