Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Advanced Japanization Programme Inauguration for Satyam

Konnichi wa!

It gives me great pleasure to share this news and pictures with you all.

The Advanced Japanization Programme for Satyam was inaugurated on 17th September 2007 at St. Josephs College , Chennai.

For the event we had Mr. Ramesh, Delivery head for Asia Pacific, from Satyam and our very own Karthik san from Singapore . The programme started at around 3 p.m in the college premises with Mr. Ramesh, Mr. Karthik and the Director of the college, Dr. Babu Manoharan in the dais.

Mr. Ramesh addressed his future employees of both Japanese and non-Japanese unit. The event however took an interesting turn when our Karthik san addressed the gathering. He made his extempore a very interactive one and the nett result was a positive sign.
After understanding the career oppurtunities in Japan from both Karthik san and Ramesh san s the students even from the non-Japanese unit showed great interest to join the Japanese language programme with Nihongo Bashi and the student number raised form 22 (originally) to 33.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Early earthquake warning systems

Indeed it is commendable that during the two recent quakes the agency was able to provide early warning signals which helped the public.

This is a very good development and everyone hopes Japan will lead the way in saving precious lives world over. Editor
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Associated Press reports that Japan's Meteorological Agency and national broadcaster, NHK, are teaming up to alert the public of earthquakes, as much as 30 seconds before they hit, using television and radio.

The warnings, to begin in October, will be based on data provided by the Meteorological Agency, which maintains a network of sensors deep underground that estimate the intensity of a quake as soon as the ground ruptures.

The system works by detecting primary waves, which spread from the epicentre of a quake and travel faster than the destructive shear waves. When primary waves of a certain intensity are detected, the alarms are set off. NHK will relay them almost instantaneously to its television and radio audience.