The Journal of Earthquake Engineering (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ueqe20/current) is an international journal in the field of earthquake engineering that was first published in 1997. Recently, it has become an official journal of the International Association for the Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE), an academic organization established for the purpose of evaluating the seismic performance of nonstructural elements. The journal has a relatively short history, but in recent years the number of citations has increased and the Impact Factor has risen to nearly 3. Prof. Kurata serves as the Editorial Board of the journal for five years.
Mr. Yutaro Kawasaki and Mr. Tafu Kawamoto are senior students of the undergraduate school of Architecture at Kyoto University. They are working on their Bachelor thesis study with our research group.
Keiichiro Kunitomo and Kako Onishi have completed their Master’s Thesis hearings and submitted their theses, summarizing their two-year research activities. Congratulations on your successful completion. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, no graduation ceremony was held. Nonetheless, we wish them success at their new workplaces, using the adaptability skills learned during life at the research group.