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15 Jun

The NEAJ/NESAJ Symposium 2016 on
Technologies and Development Policies
University of Tokyo, Komaba Research Campus
2016 June 18


Venue: University of Tokyo, Komaba Research Campus
Research Building, An Block, 4th Floor, Room No.: 401/402
Please visit the below website for access map of Komaba Research Campus.

Important note: Only the Main Gate is open on weekends. So please enter from it.
Building An block gate requires an ID card to open. There is someone from the organizing committee standing in front of the building gate until 10:00am to help you. In case you come later, please contact in advance to Dr. Krishna Bhetwal (tel. 080-9032-1717) or Dr. Dhruba Panthi (tel. 090-6650-5562).

यहाँ क्लिक गरी फर्म भरेर आफ्नो नाम दर्ता गराउन सक्नुहुनेछ।

9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Opening Session
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome Address by Er. Dr. Ved Prasad Kafle, Coordinator, NEAJ/NESAJ Symposium 2016 Organizing Committee
10:10 – 10:20
Opening Address by Chief Guest – Mr. Gahendra Rajbhandari, Charge d’Affairs, Embassy of Nepal, Tokyo
10:20 – 10:30
Remark by Distinguished Guest – Mr. Sudan Thapa, President, Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Japan
10:30 – 10:45
Vote of Thanks by
- Er. Dr. Jhabindra Prasad Ghimire, President, Nepalese Engineers’ Association in Japan (NEAJ)
- Er. Rishi Ram Parajuli, Former President, Nepalese Students’ Association in Japan (NESAJ)
10:45 – 11:00
Group photo

11:00 – 12:30 Session I – Gorkha Earthquake

Chair: Er. Dr. Ramesh K. Pokharel, Professor, Kyushu University


11:00 – 11:30
Lessons of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake: What we learned and how we should prepare for the next big one (Keynote Lecture)
Er. Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Associate Professor, Ehime University
11:30 – 11:50
A study on role of historical courtyards as evacuation site during 2015 Gorkha Earthquake
Dr. Lata Shakya, JSPS Postdoc Fellow, University of Tokyo
11:50 – 12:10
Detection of non-linear site response using the main shock and its aftershocks of 2015 Gorkha Earthquake recorded at DMG and KATNP sites in the Kathmandu Valley
Mr. Mukunda Bhattarai, JSPS Doctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo
12:10 – 12:30
2015 Gorkha Earthquake: Ground motion, topographical effects on damage scenario and change in structural properties
Er. Rishi Ram Parajuli, PhD Candidate, Kyoto University

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break (group lunch in nearby restaurants)

14:00 – 15:20 Session II – Gorkha Earthquake, Building, Material
Chair: Er. Dr. Krishna K. Bhetwal, Researcher, University of Tokyo

14:00 – 14:20
The Mental health and Psychosocial Service (MHPSS) issue: A highlighted issue after a Nepal earthquake
Dr. Bijay Gyawali, Clinical Psychologist, Japan IsraAid Support Program
14:20 – 14:40
Evaluation of thermal environment of the temporary shelter of Nepal after massive earthquake in 2015
Ms. Rita Thapa, Research Student, Tokyo City University
Prof. Hom B. Rijal, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Tokyo City University
14:40 – 15:00
Development of a biaxial contact element to analyze eccentric pounding between asymmetric buildings under bidirectional excitation
Ms. Sanjeema Bajracharya, MS Student, Tokyo Institute of Technology
15:00 – 15:20
Finite element analysis of carbon-fibre/epoxy stitched laminates with varied stitched density on in-plane tensile loading
Er. Prabij Joshi, PhD Student, Tokyo Metropolitan University

15:20 – 15:50 Tea Break

15:50 – 17:10 Session III – Water, Education, Energy, Food
Chair: Er. Dr. Achyut Sapkota, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Kisarazu

15:50 – 16:10
Scenarios analysis for drinking water shortage management in Kathmandu Valley
Er. Dr. Binaya Kumar Mishra, Research Fellow, United Nations University
16:10 – 16:30
Exigency of integrating social media in Nepalese educational context
Mr. Jiwak Raj Bajracharya, PhD Candidate, International Christian University
16:30 – 16:50
A review on HEMS and thermal comfort evaluation of HEMS managed residential building in Japan
Mr. Rajan KC, PhD Student, Tokyo City University
16:50 – 17:10
Quality improvement of frozen paneer by using different freezing methods to minimize the frozen damage
Mr. Rajib Lochan Poudyal, MS Student, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

17:10 – 17:20 Concluding Remarks

For detailed abstracts of presentation and profile of presenters, session chairs, please look at the pdf below.


07 Jun

नेसाजको १७औं कार्समितिको निर्बाचन कार्यक्रमको अपडेट यस पेजमा गरिने छ।

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यस कार्यसमितिका लागी बिभिन्न पदहरुमा प्राप्त उमेद्वारहरुको अन्तिम नामावलीः

President: Deepak Bikram Thapa Chhetri (Ehime)
Vice President (East): Raju Tiwari (Tokyo)
Vice President (West): Purshottam Sigdel (Fukuoka)
Executive Secretary: Tej Prakash Gurung (Osaka)
Treasurer: Kamal Prasad Sharma (Nagoya)
यस नामावलीमा रहेका उमेद्वारहरु मध्ये कसैले पनि आफ्नो उमेद्वारी फिर्ता नलिनुभएको, कसैको उमेद्वारी माथी कुनै पनि दावी बिरोध नपरेको साथै कुनै पनि पदमा निर्वाचन गर्नु आबश्यक नपरेकोले माथी उल्लेखित उमेद्वारहरु निर्बिरोध निर्वाचित हुनुभएको छ। यससंगै निर्वाचन कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न भएको छ।
नेसाजका निर्बिरोध निर्वाचित सदस्यहरुले पद तथा गोपनियताको सपथ लिएपछी पुरानो कार्यसमितिले नयाँ कार्य समितिलाई कार्यालय हस्तान्तरण गर्नेछ।
03 Jun

Nepalese students association in Japan (NESAJ) is going to hold election for the 17th executive committee. The process of the election has kicked off. All the members are requested to take part in the process. Schedule and the rules and guidelines are stated below.

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 2016/06/2 (Thu) 10:00 12:00 

1)Announcement of Schedule

2) Rules and guidelines of the NESAJ Election 2014

3) Draft version of the voters’ list

2016/06/3 (Fri) 12:00
2016/06/4 (Sat) 10:00 Claim & correction over the voters’ list

 2016/06/4 (Sat) 12:00-14:00 Announcement of the final voters’ list

2016/06/4(Sat) 14:00 - 2016/06/6 (Mon) 14:00 Filling & supporting of candidacy

2016/06/6 (Mon) 14:00 - 2016/06/6 (Mon) 20:00 Withdrawal of candidacy

2016/06/6 (Mon) 20:00 - 2016/06/7 (Tue) 12:00 Claim over candidates

2016/06/7 (Tue) 12:00 14:00 Announcement of the final list of candidates

2016/06/7 (Tue) 14:00 - 2016/06/8 (Wed) 22:00 

1) Manifesto from candidates (every candidate must do it)

2) Comments/questions on manifesto from voters
3) Candidates response to the questions

2016/06/8 (Wed) 22:00 - 2016/06/9 (Thu) 12:00 

1) Announcement of the unopposed candidates

2) Announcement of voting rules, if needed

2016/06/10 (Fri) 10:00 - 2016/06/10 (Fri) 17:00 Voting (using web-based e-voting system)

2016/06/10 (Fri) 18:00 22:00 Announcement of results

2016/06/10 (Fri) 22:00 - 2016/06/11 (Sat) 17:00 Oath of office (by the elected members)

2016/06/11 (Sat) 18:00 20:00
1) Final words from EC
2) Dissolution of EC

2-A. General procedures
1. A voter must be a regular member of NESAJ (registered and paid membership fees) and his/her name
must have appeared in the final voter list published by the Election Committee (EC) 2016.
2. Voters’ list will be made available by the outgoing Executive Committee and will be published on the
date given in the Election schedule above.
3. The voting will take place through a web-based e-voting system developed by the coordinator of the
Election Committee. The e-voting system had been used in the last years’ NESAJ election as well as in
the elections of NRN Japan and Nepal Engineers’ Association – Japan Center (NEA-JC). The voting
website will be announced latter.
4. The Election Committee is committed to carry out the election according to the SCHEDULE above; but
it may alter the schedule if necessary. In such cases, the EC will notify NESAJ members through this
2-B. Positions
1 C1 President One
2 C2
Vice President Two
C2a East Region One
C2b West Region One
3 C3 Executive Secretary One
4 C4 Joint Secretary One
5 C5 Treasurer One
6 C6
[C6a, C6b, C6c, C6d, C6e, C6f, C6g]

2-C. General requirements for candidacy
1. A candidate must be a regular member of NESAJ and have at least one year remaining academic period
in his/her university/college/institute in Japan. A supporter must be a regular member of NESAJ (i.e.,
his/her name must appear in the voters list.

2. A member can be candidate for one position only. Candidate registration in multiple positions may
invalidate all of his/her registrations.
3. A member must submit CANDIDACY REGISTRATION FORM by himself/herself providing all the
requested information mentioned in the format shown in Appendix # 1, including the names
and NESAJ member IDs of two regular member supporters.
4. Only specified supporters are allowed to float supporting emails of a candidate. The support-emails
floated by unspecified members will not be considered as a valid support to the candidate. The format of
support-email is given in Appendix # 2.
5. All the candidacy registrations and supports will be done in NESAJ common e- mail platform. That is,
while registering a candidacy and supporting a candidate, the application email must be floated
to NESAJ common e-mail address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
6. Candidates and supporters are requested to send email from the addresses via which they are
receiving NESAJ common emails. They must have the same email addresses in the voters’ list. Proxy
emails (sending email on behalf of somebody else or sending email using somebody else email address
as the sender) will be considered invalid.
7. The candidate registration will be invalid if the supporters do not float their e-mails to
the NESAJ common address supporting the candidate.
8. A member who submits an application for his/her candidacy cannot be a supporter for any other
9. Candidates can place a request before the Election Committee to change the name of their supporters in
case the earlier supporters are not available. The candidate can make such request only once. The
Election Committee may grant permission to change the name of supporters if the supporter names and
supporting emails are received within the time limit of the Announcement & Supporting of Candidacy.
10. A member cannot support two candidates for the same position, but can support at most two candidates
for different positions.
11. The member of the outgoing Executive Committee and member of the Election Committee are not
eligible to be a supporter for a candidate.

2-D. General rules for candidates

1. Once the final list of the candidate is published, every candidate must submit his/her manifesto to the
NESAJ common email (Subject: Manifesto of <candidate name>).
2. The manifesto should be concise, not exceeding 250 words. The candidate shall present his/her C.V.
along with the manifesto. In case of dispute, the Election Committee holds rights to increase the word
limit by 10%.
3. A candidate is allowed to float at most three emails of his election manifesto. It is suggested that
candidates float the manifesto first, and the other two (to clarify questions or comments raised by
the NESAJ members, if needed).
4. The Election Committee may subject a candidate or a voter into disciplinary actions if claims against
the candidate for the following causes are received.
3.1 Use of vulgar, aggressive words and personalized criticisms in the manifesto.
3.2 Violation of rules and conditions mentioned above.
3.3 Submission of wrong information in the application or manifesto.
5. The disciplinary action taken by the Election Committee may void the candidacy. The Election
Committee is not bound to seek clarifications from the candidate.
6. With the announce of the list of unopposed candidates, the Election Committee restricts all candidates
and NESAJ members from using the NESAJ common e-mail to post any materials on the following
topics until the election process ends:
a. Criticism of the election processes
b. Issues and contents of manifestoes published by candidates
c. Personal materials about the candidates that may influence the voters.
7. The Election Committee requests all the concerned candidates and voters to strictly follow the rules
strictly. Disobeying the rules may lead the candidacy invalidation.

2-E. General conditions for voting

1. Voting will take place only if there are two or more candidates for the posts: C1, C2a, C2b, C2c, C2d,
C3, C4, and C5; and eight or more candidates for the post C6.
2. Candidacy and voting rights for the positions C2a, C2b, C2c, and C2d are reserved for valid members
from their respective regions only.
3. Voting shall be web-based and carried out through the system designated by the Election Committee.
All voters are requested to follow procedures and rules of web-based electronic voting system as and
when asked during voting.
4. In case that the designated system undergoes some unprecedented failures, the Election Committee may
cancel the voting process for some time and may direct to use separate method if necessary.
5. The Election Committee deserves right to analyze, investigate and report voting system log if needed.
6. Voting date and time will be automatically canceled if there should be no need of voting (e.g. all
positions unopposed). However, the results will be declared only as per the election schedule.

2-F. General conditions for election

1. All the requirements of electoral procedure must be followed strictly.

2. Disputes or misinterpretation of statements or language on any matters will be resolved by the Election
Committee in consultation with the outgoing Executive Committee and the affiliated members
of NESAJ, and the decision made will be final.
3. The Election Committee reserves the right to clarify any incomplete or missed condition in the electoral
4. In case of extra time requirement, the Election Committee after approval from the outgoing Executive
Committee reserves the right to extend the election period.
5. The outgoing Executive Committee will automatically remain in office for the extended period.
6. The newly elected Executive Committee members must take the oath of office in the format specified in
Appendix # 3 on specified dates.
7. The completion of the election process will be indicated by a concluding remark from the Election
Committee. Through the concluding remark email, the Election Committee will be dissolved
The Election committee 2014 expects constructive supports from all NESAJ members for a free and fair election.
Thank you.
NESAJ Election Committee 2016

10 May
2016 NEAJ/NESAJ Joint Seminar on
Technologies and Development Policies
University of Tokyo
2016 June 18 (Saturday)
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As a regular and most popular event of NEAJ and NESAJ, we are proud to announce that in this year these two organizations are organizing a joint NEAJ/NESAJ Seminar in Tokyo on 18th June 2016 (Saturday). Academics, researchers, engineers, policy and business experts, and students from all disciplines of engineering, natural sciences and social sciences are cordially invited to submit their valuable papers. Papers related with the last year’s Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, status and prospects of recovery and reconstruction are solicited. Papers related with other disciplines are also highly acknowledged. All presented papers will be compiled together in the form of a proceeding and published on these organizations’ websites for open access to interested students and researchers.
In order to make the uniformity in the paper length, we would like to request the authors to submit their papers of exactly two (2) pages (Paper size = A4; Font size = 10 (Times New Roman)). The paper heading should contain the title, author’s name, status (e.g., Ph.D. 2nd Year Student or M.S. 1st Year Student), affiliation, email address and phone number. The paper body should contain the introduction to the problem, methodology used to solve the problem, results of the research and its relevancy in Nepalese context. Try to avoid too much technical details or complicated mathematical equations so that all participants can easily understand the presentation.

Paper submission due date: 2 June 2016
Acceptance notification:  6 June 2016
Symposium date: 18 June 2016
Please submit the paper to the following email address:
Symposium organizers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
University of Tokyo (location detail will be announced soon.)
Dr. Ved P. Kafle, Coordinator
Dr. Jhabindra Ghimire, Member
Dr. Achyut  Sapkota, Member
Dr. Dhruba Panthi, Member
Er. Rishi Ram Parajuli, Member
Er. Rocky Talchabhadel, Member
Er. Naba Raj Shrestha, Member
Mr. Tej Prakash Gurung, Member

Dr. Tara Nidhi Lohani, GeoResearch Institute, Kobe
Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Ehime University 
Dr. Dinesh Manandhar, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Bhubaneshwor Shah, PASCO Corporation, Tokyo
Dr. Phatta B. Thapa, Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd
Dr. Ramesh K. Pokharel, Kyushu University, 
Dr. Sudip Adhikari, Chubu University
Dr. Binaya K. Mishra, United Nations University 
Dr. Bhoj Raj Pantha, KEI, Tokyo
Dr. Badri Bhakta Shrestha, AIST, Tsukuba

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