Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development Mihnea Costoiu on Wednesday proposed his Japanese counterpart, during a bilateral meeting, to start a programme of cooperation between Japan and Romania in seismology, considering Japan's experience and tradition in this field of research.
'Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development Mihnea Costoiu, who currently attends the Science and Technology Society Forum in Kyoto, today, October 9, has had a bilateral meeting with Japanese Minister for Scientific and Technological Policies Ichita Yamamoto. On this occasion the Romanian Minister proposed his Japanese counterpart to start a programme of cooperation between Japan and Romania in seismology, considering the experience and tradition Japan has in this field of research,' reads a press release the Ministry of National Education (MEN) sent to Agerpres.
According to the above-mentioned source, the cooperation proposal was openly received and it implies exchanges of scientific information, expertise and experts, sessions meant to train the Romanian physicists.
The agenda of Minister Mihnea Costoiu also included a visit to the Japan Meteorological Agency, an institution that is specialized in studying meteorological phenomena, especially the seismic and volcanic ones, as well as in implementing technical solutions to warning the population about the possibility of some cataclysms occurring.
During this visit, Minister Delegate Mihnea Costoiu met managing director of the Seismology and Volcanology Department Toshihiko Hashida, who presented the national centre for data and anti-seismic alert systems in earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Romanian official appreciated the programme meant to educate the population carried out in Japan as well as the alert systems presented by the Japanese experts and voiced wish that they should be taken as examples of good practice in Romania. The cooperation proposal was agreed on at this level too, also reads the MEN release. AGERPRES