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The Interaction Asia is an online newsletter issued regularly to ANMC 21 trainees as well as international students studying at the Tokyo Metropolitan University. It introduces the activities of the ANMC21, best practices of the cities of Asia, and interviews with trainees and students.
Issue Programs
NEW!!35th Issue
Nov 27, 2014
Preparing for Large Scale Disasters by Strengthening Cooperation among Asian Cities - Rescue team members from four Asian Cities participate in the TMG Comprehensive Disaster Management Drill - / The Culture of Asian Cities All Gathered Together in Tomsk - ANMC21 Exhibition Held in Tomsk - / New Measures to Introduce the Attraction of Major Asian Cities to One Another - Mutual Tourism PR Being Conducted Through Intercity Cooperation - / Developing Human Resources Who Will Become Bridges between Tokyo and Asia - Vice Governor Congratulates Asian Students on Completing Doctoral Studies at Tokyo Metropolitan University - / Building Cities Strongly Resilient to Crisis and Disaster - 12th Asian Crisis Management Conference Held in Kuala Lumpur -
34th Issue
Sep 24, 2014
Increasing Inter-City Cooperation to Promote the 3Rs and Waste Management Improvement - Workshop in Ulaanbaatar to Encourage the 3Rs and Waste Management Improvement - / Four Days Considering the Issues of Major Asian Cities; Using Tokyo's Examples as a Basis - “Transportation” & “Earthquake” Training Programs Held in Tokyo - / Interviews with Students Studying at TMU (Part 2) - Aiming to Resolve Global Problems Using What is Learnt in Tokyo -
33rd Issue
Jul 31, 2014
Strengthening International Competitiveness - Tokyo Metropolitan University Opens an Overseas Office in Bangkok, Thailand! - / Aiming to Become Urban Search and Rescue Professionals Capable of Acting Globally - An Interview with "International Urban Search and Rescue Course" Training Program Organizers and Students - / Preparing for the Success of the Thirteenth Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21) Plenary Meeting - Ninth Working Level Meeting Held in Tomsk - / Interviews with Students Studying at TMU (Part 1) - My Day-to-Day Life in Tokyo -
32nd Issue
May 29, 2014
Strengthening Intercity Ties to Resolve Asia's Waste Management and Recycling Issues - ANMC21 “Study Course: 3Rs and Waste Management” Held in Tokyo - / Aiming to Improve Rescue Skills in the Asia Region - Rescue Techniques Training Course Held at the Hanoi City Fire Department, Vietnam - / Profile:  A Person of Asia - Dr. Arief Yudhanto, Postdoctoral Fellow at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) -
31st Issue
March 26, 2014
What I Learned Through AMNC21 Duties at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government - One Year as an ANMC21 Secretariat Staff Member - / Aiming for a Fruitful ANMC21 Plenary Meeting - Rescue Techniques Training Course Held at the Hanoi City Fire Department, Vietnam - / The Future of Major Asian Cities as Imagined by Children - “Exhibition of Pictures Drawn by Children in Asia” Held at TMG Building Observatory -
30th Issue
January 29, 2014
Sharing Asian City Urban Planning & Energy Policy Measures - 12th Plenary Meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 held in Hanoi - / Preparing for Disaster by Strengthening Networks among Asian Cities - Rescue team members from three Asian cities participate in the TMG Comprehensive Disaster Management Drill - / Working to Resolve Transport Problems Common to Asian Cities - Intelligent Transport System Workshop held in Tokyo -
29th Issue
November 28, 2013
Young Asian Athletes Experience Japanese Culture - Report on Cultural Exchange Events Held at the Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games - / Introducing the Technologies of Tokyo Small & Medium-Sized Businesses in Hanoi -Tokyo Pavilion Established at Industrial Trade Fair in Hanoi- / Administrative Staff Table Tennis Exchange Fostered by ANMC21 (Part 2) - TMG Administrative Staff Participate in a Taipei Table Tennis Tournament - / Profile: A Person of Asia - Mr. Denis Shvedov, Tomsk Region Administration -
28th Issue
September 26, 2013
Four Days Considering the Common Policy Issue Confronting Major Asian Cities, Using Tokyo Examples as a Basis -Two Training Programs Held in Tokyo on Transportation & Earthquakes - / Improving Asia's Disaster Preparedness Based on the Past Experiences -The 11th Asian Crisis Management Conference was held in Manila- / Preparing for the 12th ANMC21 Plenary Meeting - The 8th Working Level Meeting Held in Hanoi -
27th Issue
July 31, 2013
Interview with Asian students of the Tokyo Metropolitan University (2/2): The reasons I decided to study in Tokyo / Working together to improve waste administration in Asia: Tokyo and Bangkok held the Workshop on 3Rs and Waste Management / Aiming at addressing "infectious disease"; a common problem for the major Asian cities: ANMC21 Countermeasures to Combat Infectious Diseases in Asia, Conference on the Joint Research and Survey was held in Tokyo / The report from the resident staff in Singapore: Feeling strong ties between Japan and Asia
26th Issue
May 29, 2013
Interview with Asian students of the Tokyo Metropolitan University (1/2):The reasons I decided to study in Tokyo / To share rescue techniques and approaches to lifesaving of Tokyo: Rescue Technique Training Course was carried out in Bangkok / Persons of Asia - the TMG Officials Who Connect the Asian Cities - Report on the ANMC21 Forum
25th Issue
March 21, 2013
Profile: A person of Asia Ms. Akiko Miyazaki, Member of the Secretariat of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 / My experience as a staff member of the International Affairs Division to realize my passion for Asia: A year as ANMC21 secretariat staff / Realizing the importance of economic exchange among the Asian cities through my business trip to India: Report by a participant in the 20th International Engineering & Technology Fair in India / Review on the issues shared in Asia to "reduce the damages caused by floods": Flood, Storm Surge and Tsunami Control Workshop carried out by the TMG
24th Issue
January 30, 2013
To become a rescuer who can work actively at disaster sites: The Technical officials from Tokyo Fire Department participated in International Urban Search and Rescue Course in Singapore / Introducing Tokyo's leading ideas regarding sewers:Training held in Tokyo aimed at advancing Asia's sewer engineering / To promote attractiveness of tourism in Asia now and future:Agreement on the implementation of "One Asia Pass" / Give a big hand to the Asian junior athletes' exciting games!Report on the Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2012
23rd Issue
November 28, 2012
Profile: A person of Asia Dr. Duong Du Bui, a Vietnamese researcher at National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Graduate of Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) / Searching for solutions to public transportation problems, a common issue among Asian cities:A training program for professionals was implemented with a variety of curriculum / To continue offering waterworks technologies that Tokyo can be proud of:Report by a participant from Tokyo at Singapore International Water Week 2012 / Tokyo introduces its latest efforts regarding disaster prevention to major cities in Asia:Reports from Comprehensive Disaster Management Drill of Tokyo by participants from ANMC21 member cities (2/2)
22nd Issue
September 27, 2012
Profile: A person of Asia Mr. Ramon J. Santiago, Public Safety Consultant, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority / Tokyo introduces its latest efforts regarding disaster prevention for major cities in Asia: Reports from Comprehensive Disaster Management Drill of Tokyo by participants from ANMC21 member cities (1/2) / Making Asian cities highly capable of withstanding disasters: Trainees from Bangkok and Taipei visit Tokyo to learn from its earthquake-proof technology
21st Issue
July 31, 2012
A solid network among major cities in Asia is spreading to the world: The 11th Plenary Meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21) was held in Singapore. / Asian cities shared their experiences and lessons learnt from major disasters.: The Asian Crisis Management Conference was held in Bangkok. / To contribute to resolution of waste problems in urban Asia (2/2): Providing Asia with Tokyo's methods for waste management / Interview with Asian students of the Tokyo Metropolitan University (2/2): All about the students' life in Tokyo
20th Issue
May 30, 2012
To contribute to resolution of waste problems in urban Asia (1/2): Providing Asia with Tokyo's methods for waste management. / There is no boundary in the FIRE&RESCUE: Rescue Techniques Training Course was carried out in Jakarta. / A solid network among Asian cities to support infectious disease countermeasures: The Conference on Countermeasures to Combat Infectious Diseases in Asia was held in Jakarta / Interview with Asian students of the Tokyo Metropolitan University (1/2): All about the students' life in Tokyo
19th Issue
March 22, 2012
What you should do if a level-6 earthquake hits Tokyo at 10AM:Report: Disaster Prevention Drill for the Stranded Commuters / From Tokyo to Seoul, then to Manila: A year as ANMC21 secretariat staff / World's first night safari and Marina Bay Sands suggest a new tourism strategy: TMG officials learn advanced tourism policy from study tour in Singapore / Developing a jet passenger plane with Asian technologies and capability: The 10th Working-Level Conference on Jet Passenger Plane /
18th Issue
January 31, 2011
Reinforcing cross-border alliance for disaster management: Rescue teams from four Asian major cities join the Comprehensive Disaster Management Drill in Tokyo / Sewerage technology exchange connecting Bangkok and Tokyo: Training of Sewerage Maintenance and Management Engineers was held / New guidelines aimed to further enhance Tokyo's disaster readiness: The TMG Disaster Response Guidelines were developed / Celebrate graduation! Messages from graduates of the Tokyo Metropolitan University looking back 3 years at Tokyo /
17th Issue
November 30, 2011
Sharing lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake with the cities of Asia:The Asian Crisis Management Conference in Seoul / Observing reconstruction around Tokyo city stations: Training Program to Support with the Formulation of a Comprehensive Plan for Public Transport / From Jakarta: At the Enjoy Jakarta Anniversary Basketball Tournament: Realizing new connections / Celebrate graduation! Messages from the graduates of the Tokyo Metropolitan University looking back 3 years in Tokyo /
Special Issue on Crisis Management
September 22, 2011
Special Report on "Crisis Management in Major Cities," by Counselor to the Governor of Tokyo, Dr. Toshiyuki Shikata / Toward Early Recovery - Current Conditions and Efforts Being Made in Tokyo / Issuance of Disaster Victim Certificates / Lifeline Restoration Activities / the case of Mr. Aep Saeful Bachri / the case of Mr. Tran Vu Dung
15th Issue
July 21, 2011
Tokyo's Rescue Techniques Expand Throughout Asia: Bangkok×Tokyo,Three Intense Weeks / Tokyo's Project Combines Flood Countermeasures with the Environment: Major Interest in Super Levees / Stop Infection! Countermeasures to Combat Infectious Diseases in Asia: Successful Countermeasures against the new influenza / From Seoul: Restoring the City from Waterways / From Jakarta: "Green Energy For Jakarta",A Green, Exciting Marathon Event
14th Issue
May 17, 2011
Training of Sewerage Maintenance and Management Engineers / Promotion of Environmentally Sound Waste Management and Resource Recycling / Asian Performing Arts Festival was held / Administrative Staff Table-Tennis Exchange Fostered by ANMC21 / From Tokyo: Tourism x Anime x Tokyo = Welcome to TOKYO / ANMC21 "Exhibition of Pictures Drawn by Children in Asia" Displayed!
13th Issue
February 28, 2011
Research on Interlaminar Reinforcement of Stitched Composites / In-Plane Mechanical Strength of Vectran-Stitched Composites / Application of the SAIL method to the studies of protein-ligand interactions / Antibody-based Differential Proteomics Approach Discovered Abnormal Expression Proteins in Colon Cancer Tissue Samples / Research about ‘Estimation of manganese concentrations from archived raw water data in small-scale water systems’ / Salt Intrusion and Mixing in Multi-connected Estuaries
12th Issue
January 31, 2011
Clinical Training of AIDS Consultants / Urban Search and Rescue Training / The 9th Joint Project Meeting on Jet Passenger Planes 2010 was held. / The 8th Asian Crisis Management Conference was held /Thang Long, Hanoi Founding Millennial Celebration
11th Issue
December 3, 2010
9th Plenary Meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21) Held in Tokyo / ANMC21 Exhibition was held / Reflecting on My Five Months at the ANMC21 / Training for Urban Development and Management / Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2010
10th Issue
October 4, 2010
Special Feature on the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 Plenary Meeting in Tokyo: Tokyo Asian Month Commemorative Events! / Training Program to Support with the Formulation of a Comprehensive Plan for Public Transport / The 9th Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia / The Comprehensive Disaster Management Drill Observation Report / The first Singapore Youth Olympic Games were held!
9th Issue
June 30, 2010
Rescue Techniques Training Course / Countermeasures to Combat Infectious Diseases in Asia and Conference on Joint Research and Survey / Taking Part in the Ho Chi Minh City Water Management Improvement Project / Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) – Malaysia's interesting tourist spot (Kuala Lumpur) / Entrepreneurial Spirit Developed in a Boat. Taiyo Metal-Working (2/2)

8th Issue
March 26, 2010
Taking Part in the International Urban Search And Rescue Training! / The 2009 Intelligent Cities ICT Forum  (Taipei) / "Tokyo Business Entry Point," a means to attract foreign companies in Tokyo (Tokyo) / The You Bike and Aiming to Become an Environmentally Friendly City (Taipei) / Entrepreneurial Spirit Developed in a Boat. Taiyo Metal-Working (1/2)
7th Issue
January 29, 2010
Sewerage Maintenance and Management Training Program / Asian Performing Arts Festival / The 2nd IWA Asia-Pacific Young Water Professionals Conference / 'Cultural Diplomacy' initiatives the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi is carrying out / International Students in Tokyo:Development of Basic Proteomics Technologies for Advanced Medical Research
6th Issue
November 30, 2009
Business Management and Pipeline Technology of Waterworks Training / Youth-to-Youth Program – Creating Enterprising Originals / The Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games of the British Commonwealth (Delhi) / Tokyo2009 Asian Youth Para Games held (Tokyo) / Bringing a “Made in Developing Nation” Brand to the World Motherhouse's Challenge (2/2)
5th Issue
September 30, 2009
Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2009 / The C40 Seoul Summit and the Seoul Municipal Government's Global Warming Countermeasures / The Initiative to Turn Sewerage Sludge Into a Resource (Tokyo) / International Students in Tokyo:Fluid engineering research / Bringing a "Made in Developing Nation" Brand to the World Motherhouse's Challenge (1/2)
4th Issue
July 31, 2009
Contribution "Toward Transmission of a Powerful Visual Image Culture from Asia" / Countermeasures to combat infectious diseases in Asia / Getting Around in Tokyo Without Ever Getting Lost Again! Verification Experiment of the Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project 2009 (Tokyo) / A Run for Green Jakarta! International 10K (Jakarta) / Aiming Toward Making a Contribution to International Society: Approaches Toward Internationalization at Tokyo Metropolitan University
3rd Issue
June 4, 2009
Promotion of Environmentally Sound Waste Management and Resource Recycling Training / 35,000 Ran! Tokyo Marathon 2009 (Tokyo) / Unique countermeasures against the falling birthrate(Singapore) / International Students in Tokyo : Water problems research in Asia / The Monozukuri (manufacturing) DNA Spreading throughout the World (2/2) -Chasing after the endless dream of Monozukuri-
2nd Issue
March 26, 2009
Rescue Techniques Training Course / Asia's New Designers Spread their Wings from Tokyo to the World(Tokyo) / Waste Management Measure - The Wongpanit Franchise Chain of Junk Stores(Bangkok) / International Students in Tokyo / The Monozukuri (manufacturing) DNA Spreading throughout the World (1/2) -Transcending Gender, Age, and Nationality-
Inaugural Issue
January 30, 2009
Contribution: "A Network for International Students" / Urban Planning with Strong Resistance to Earthquakes / Flood Control in Metropolitan Areas (Tokyo/ Kuala Lumpur) / International Students in Tokyo: Development of advanced composite structures aimed for application in airplane main wings / Japanese companies hiring Asian talent