Summer pearl jewelry

Jewelry designer Hiroko Matoba will hold an exhibition of her summer pearl collection, “Enchanting Pearl Jewelry Selection,” from Wednesday to May 28 at the Jewelry Salon Design Gallery on the sixth floor of the Takashimaya department store in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo.

Matoba is the CEO of Matoba and Co., an authentic pearl jewelry store in the Toranomon district of Tokyo. At the exhibition, about 250 summer-style pearl jewelry items, including brooches, necklaces, pendants, rings and earrings, will also be available for purchase at reasonable prices, starting from ¥10,000.

At the venue, people can also have their jewelry repaired. The jewelry does not have to be from Matoba Pearls.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and until 5:30 p.m. on the final day. On Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and May 28, Matoba will be present at the venue.

For more information, call (03) 3434-6900, or visit matobapearls.jp .


Evacuation simulations

Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. (KKE) is holding a symposium titled “Tsunami evacuation symposium: for the better use of simulation” at the Ito International Research Center of the University of Tokyo on May 31.

As the government has announced the damage estimates from an anticipated Nankai mega-earthquake, it is an urgent issue for many municipalities as well as companies to develop effective countermeasures against tsunami, including evacuation plans.

Distinguished scholars and experts in disaster preparedness and other fields — including keynote speaker Fumihiko Imamura, the leading tsunami-engineering researcher at Tohoku University as well as the deputy director at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science, and lecturer Muneo Hori of the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo as well as the director of the Research Center for Large-Scale Earthquake, Tsunami and Disaster — will speak about the issue of tsunami evacuations under the concept of using simulations.

A panel discussion will also be held to discuss how the government and municipalities may be able to devise countermeasures against tsunami, considering the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

For more information and to register, visit www.kke.co.jp/sympo201305 (Japanese only).

Political decision-making

In cooperation with the Central Institute of Politics of the Liberal Democratic Party, Global Taskforce K.K. (GTF), a management consulting and executive recruiting company dealing with MBA holders, will hold an evening seminar called “Late Bird” on June 6.

The seminar is part of a series of industrywide social get-togethers that GTF holds every Friday morning called “Tokyo Early Bird Meeting.”

Taro Kono, a Lower House member from the LDP, will be the guest at the seminar. Political decision-making will be discussed.

For more information and to apply, visit www.global-taskforce.net/cgi-bin/page/index_tp.cgi?tid=10019 .

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