about PIANC-Japan

 Establishment and Current Status of PIANC-Japan  Purposes of the Activities of PIANC-Japan
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Establishment and Current Status of PIANC-Japan

In 1952, Japan's Ministry of Transport (currently, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)) joined PIANC as a governmental member based on a Cabinet Resolution passed in that year. Japan actively participates in meetings and research activities of PIANC headquarters. In 1965, the Fisheries Agency also became a governmental member.
Since participating in the 18th International Navigation Congress, which was held in Rome in 1953, Japan has dispatched representatives to all of the meetings of International Navigation Congress held every four years, as well as Annual General Assemblies, and has also dispatched representatives to participate in the Working Groups of Technical Commissions and other activities. Japan is positively engaged in support activities, such as cooperation in collecting data required to Japan for the these activities and providing financial support for commission's activities.
To promote the activities, PIANC-Japan has been established in 1977.Japan is the most active PIANC member in the Asian region, having hosted the Osaka meeting of the International Navigation Congress in 1990 and the PIANC Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Fukuoka in 2004 and in Kobe, 2019, among other activities. In particular, at the 1990 International Navigation Congress in Osaka, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan, as the Honorary President of the Congress, presented a lecture on the "Thames River as a Transportation Waterway."

Record of Meetings in Japan
Important PIANC meetings held in Japan include:
  • Permanent International Committee Assembly (1978, Tokyo; now called Annual General Assembly)
  • 27th International Navigation Congress (1990, Osaka)
  • 2004 Annual General Assembly (2004, Fukuoka)
  • 2010 PIANC 125th Anniversary Celebration in Asia (2010, Nagoya)
At the 27th International Navigation Congress, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan, as the Honorary President of the Congress, presented a lecture on the "Thames River as a Transportation Waterway."
His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan

At the PIANC 125th Anniversary Celebration in Asia, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan delivered an opening address.

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Purposes of the Activities of PIANC-Japan

PIANC-Japan is the official name of a Japanese section of PIANC. The purposes of its activities are as follows.

(1) To achieve the purposes laid out in the Rules and Regulations of PIANC (Article 3a).
(Art. 3a , RULES AND REGULATIONS of PIANC)
PIANC concentrates, on fulfilling its mission by:
  • enhancing the navigational function of waterways, ports and coastal zones achieving sustainable development through balancing the environment and economic interests;
  • improving the planning, design, construction, management, operation and maintenance of inland waterways and both sea- and inland ports, their facilities and their connections to the hinterland;
  • promoting the optimum use of economic resources for the construction and operation of ports and waterways infrastructure;
  • communicating, in an effective way, the advantages of waterborne transport;
  • enhancing service to all members;
  • promoting exchange of technical and practical experience;
  • co-operating with sister associations.
(2) To cooperate in the activities of PIANC in Japan.
(3) To heighten interest in the purposes and activities of PIANC in Japan.

General Assembly, Commission

  • International Navigation Congress (Congress)
  • Annual General Assembly (AGA)
  • Council
  • Executive Committee (ExCom)
  • Commissions
    Inland Navigation Commission (InCom)
    Maritime Navigation Commission (MarCom)
    Environmental Commission (EnviCom)
    Recreational Navigation Commission (RecCom)
    International Cooperation Commission (CoCom)
    Finance Commission (FinCom)
    Editing Commission (EdCom)
    Promotion Commission (ProCom)
    Young Professional Commission (YPCom)

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Activities with Japanese members are as follow;


InCom

(as of April 2020)

Active WGWG №WG NameJapanese membersRemarks

17

Handling and treatment of contaminated dredged material from ports and inland waterways 'CDM' - Volume 1 and 2

Yasushi Hosokawa B89 (1996)
B98 (1998)

19

Ship collisions due to the presence of bridges Satoru Shiraisi
PHRI
B107 (2001)

21

Economic aspects of inland waterways Susumu Naruse
OCDI
M119 (2005)

22

Safety of inland waterway vessels Kinzou Inoue
Kobe University of Mercantile Marine
Started in Oct. 1996

26

Design of movable weirs and strom barriers Tsuyoshi Nagao
NILIM
M122 (2006)

30

English Inventory of Inspection and Repair Techniques of Navigation Structures (Steel, Concrete, Masonry and Timber) both Underwater and In-the-Dry Hiroshi Yokota
Hokkaido University
Started in 2006

128

Alternative Bank Protection Methods

Tetsunori Inoue
PARI

Started in 2007
Suspended

129

Waterway Infrastructure Asset Maintenance Management Hiroshi Yokota
Hokkaido University

ReportWG129

(2013)

151

Design of Lock Gates for Ship Collision Part1

Design of Lock Gates under Seismic Actions Part2

Takahiro Sugano
(PARI)

ReportWG151/1

(2014)

ReportWG151/2

(2016)

166 Inflatable Structures in Hydraulic Engineering

Ichiro Maruyama

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

ReportWG166

(2018)

199 Health Monitoring for Port and Waterway Structures(Joint PIANC InCom-MarCom WG)

Ema Kato

PARI

Started in 2017

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MarCom WG

(as of April 2020)

Active WG
WG NameJapanese memberRemarks
2 The stability of rubble mound breakwaters in deeper water Yasushi Endo
Tetrapod Co, Ltd
B48 (1985)

4

Dangerous goods in ports-Recommendations for port designers and port operations Shigeo Nakayama
MOT
B49 (1985)

7

Dimensions and layouts of channels, including two-way channels Tomoo Ishiwata
PHRI
Merged with Wg 30

9

Development of modern marine terminals Shigeo Toyota
Masanori Sakurai
MOT
B56 (1987)

12

Analysis of rubble mound breakwaters

Reports of subgroups A to F of WG. 12 report(7 vol.)

Yasushi Endo
Tetrapod Co, Ltd
B78/79 (1992)

18

Planning of fishing ports Tatsuma Fukuti
Fishery Consultants
B97 (1998)

20

Capacity of ship manoevring simulation models for approach channels and fairways in harbours Ikuei Okuyama
Tottori University
B77 (1972)

24

Criteria for moored ships in harbours
- A practical guide
Shigeru Ueda
PHRI
B88 (1995)

27

Artificial islands Akira Kaneko
Toyo University
Suspended

28

Breakwaters with vertical and inclined concrete walls Katsutoshi Tanimoto
Saitama Univ.
Osamu Kiyomiya
Waseda Univ.
B113 (2003)

29

Recommendations for by-pass systems for harbours on sandy coasts Kazumasa Kato
PHRI
Suspended

30

Approach channels - Preliminary guidelines-Joint PIANC-IAPH REP. Shinji Kataoka
PHRI
PIANC-IAPH Joint B87 (1995)

30

Approach channels-A guide for design- Joint PIANC-IAPH Report(Vol.2)

Shinji Kataoka

PHRI

PIANC-IAPH

Joint B95

(1997)

31

Life cycle management of port structures-General Principles Kazuaki Zen
Nakabo Tech
B99 (1998)

32

Port faciliteis for high-speed ferries Masashi Yano
Japan Port Consultant
Suspended

33

Guidelines for the design of fender systems:2002 Shigeru Ueda
Tottori Univ.
B110 (2002)

34

Seismic design guidelines for port structures Susumu Iai
PARI
B106 (2001)

35

Dangerous cargoes in ports Tetsuro Ichinose
Yokohama City
B105 (2000)

36

Catalogue of prefabricated elements Minoru Hanzawa
Tetrapod Co, Ltd
B121 (2005)

39

Monitoring of breakwaters Shigeo Takahashi
PARI
Started in 1997

40

State-Of-the-Art of designing and constructing berm breakwaters Shigeo Takahashi
PARI
B113 (2003)

41

Guidelines for Managing Wake Wash from high-speed Vessels Tetsuya Hiraishi
PARI
B114 (2003)

42

Life cycle management of port structures; recommended practice for implementation

Hidenori Hamada
Mituyasu Iwanami
PARI
ReportWG103 (2008)

43

Minimizing Siltation in Harbours Yasuyuki Nakagawa
PARI
ReportWG102 (2008)

44

Accelerated low water corrosion Toru Yamji
PARI
M121 (2005)

45

Post earthquake actions Takahiro Sugano
Koji Ichii
PARI
Started in 2003

47

Criteria for the selection of breakwater types and their optimum damage risk level Kenichiro Shimosako
PARI

Started in 2003

MarComWG196

49

Horizontal and vertical dimensions of approach navigation channel Kohei Ohtsu
Tokyo University of Marine Seience and Technology
Started in 2005

50

General principles for the design of maritime structures Takashi Nagao
NILIM
Started in 2005

52

Criteria for the (un-)loading of container ships

Haruo Yoneyama
Kanto Regional Development Agency

ReportWG115(2012)

MarComWG115

53

Mitigation of tsunami disasters in Ports Shigeo Takahashi
Takashi Tomita
Taro Arikawa
PARI

ReportWG112(2010)

MarComWG112

Appendix to the report on Tsunami disaster Yoshiaki Higuchi
PHAJ
Started in 2011

54

Use of hydro/meteo information to optimize safe port acess Hiroyasu Kawai
PARI

ReportWG117(2012)

MarComWG117

122

Tsuami Disasters in Ports due to the Great East Japan Earthquake

Shigeo Takahashi PARI

ReportWG122(2014)

145

Berthing Velocity analysis of seagoing vessels over 30,000dwt Shigeru Ueda
Idea Co,Ltd.
Haruyoshi Yamase
Bridgestone Co,Ltd
Narukawa Kazuya
Sumitomo Rubber Co,Ltd.
ReportWG145(2020)

153

Recommendation for the design and Assessment of marine oil and Petrochemical terminals Eiji Kohama
PARI
ReportWG153(2016)

160

Overview of Design Codes and Guideline for Harbour Structures Hideo Matsumoto
NILIM
Started in 2012

161

Interaction Between Offshore Wind Farms and Maritime Navigation

Haruo Yoneyama PARI

ReportWG161(2018)

164

Upgrade of Port Terminals by Increasing Dredged Depth

Takaaki Mizutani PARI

Masafumi Miyata NILIM

Started in 2014

167

Design of Terminals for RoRo and RoPax Vessels

Masahiro Takenobu MLIT

Started in 2013

194

A Framework for Early Contractor Involvement Infrastructure Projects

Takahiko Kishimoto Central Consultant Taishi Yamamoto MLIT

Started in 2017

196

Criteria for the selection of breakwater types and their Related optimum safety levels

Kenichiro Shimosako PARI

ReportWG196(2016)

Ex:MarComWG47

199

Health Monitoring for Port and Waterway Structures(Joint PIANC InCom-MarCom WG)

Ema Katoh PARI

Started in 2017

205

Design and Constrcution of Breakwaters on Soft Seabeds

Yoichi Watabe Hokkaido Univ.

Takahiro Kumagai Penta Ocean

Started in 2017

208

Planning for Automation or Container Terminals

Muneo Yoshie PARI

Kenji Ono Ocean Consultant Japan Co., Ltd.

Madoka Ikemachi JACMS

Started in 2018

211

Update or WG33-Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems

Shigeru Ueda Idea

Haruo Yoneyama PARI

Masamitsu Ikebe

Shibata Industrial Co., Ltd.

Hitoshi Akiyama CDIT

Started in 2018

212

Update WG24-Criteria for Acceptable Movement of Ships at Berths

Haruo Yoneyama PARI

Started in 2018

213

Design Guidelines for Marine Multipurpose Terminals

Motohisa Abe NILIM

Started in 2018

224

Planning of Fishing Ports

Masamitsu Nakaizumi Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Started in 2019

225

Seismic Design Guidelines for Port Structures

Atsushi Nozu PARI

Started in 2019

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EnviCom WG

(as of April 2020)

Active WG
WG NameJapanese memberRemarks
1 Management of aquatic disposal of dredged material Hideo Kato
PHRI
B100 (1998)
2 Bird management in ports and waterways Yasushi Hosokawa
NILIM
M120 (2005)
3 Glossary of environmental terms and terminology as related to PIANC activities Takeaki Okuda
Osaka City
B104 (2000)
4 Environmental management framework for ports and related industries

Kenichi Fujimori

Shin Nihon Kisho Kaiyo Co., Ltd. (Idea)

B102 (1999)
5 Environmental guidelines for aquatic, nearshore, and upland confined disposal facilities for contaminated dredged material Yosuke Miyaji
SCOPE
B110 (2002)
7 Ecological and engineering guidelines for wetlands restoration in relation to the development, operation and maintenance of navigation infrastructures Keita Furukawa
NILIM
B114 (2003)
8 Biological assessment guidance for dredged material Tomohiro Kuwae
PARI
M122 (2006)
10 Environmental risk assessment of dredging and disposal operations Takeshi Suzuki
NILIM
M125 (2006)
11 Management, reclamation of dredged material and the transformation of existing confined disposal facilities Yoshiaki Kikuchi
Youichi Watabe
PARI
B109 (2009)
13 Best management practices applied to dredging and dredged material disposal projects for the protection of the environment Makoto Fujino
JDREA
Started in 2004
14 Dredged material beneficial use-options and constraints Yasushi Hosokawa
Keita Furukawa
NILIM
Started in 2004
15 Dredging and Port Construction Around Coral Reefs Shuichi Yamamoto
Ecoh Co,Ltd

ReportWG108
(2012)

EnviComWG108

16 Management of ports and waterways for fish and shellfish habitat Tomohiro Kuwae
PARI

Started in 2007

EnviComWG163

143 Initial Assessment of Environmental Effects of Navigation and Infrastructure Projects Tomoya Okada
NILIM

ReportWG143

(2014)

150 Sustainable ports-A guide for Port Authorities Tetsuya Shiraishi
PARI

ReportWG150

(2014)

163 Fisheries and Shellfishes Habitat Management of Ports and Waterways(ex:WG16)

Tomohiro Kuwae

PARI

Started in 2007

(ex:EnviComWG16)

188 Carbon Management for Port and Navigation Infrastrcuture

Tomohiro Kuwae

PARI

ReportWG188(2019)

214 Beneficial Seciment Use

Mitsuo Nozu Takashi Hara

Fudo Tetra Co., Ltd.

Shinya Hosokawa

PARI

Started in 2018

PTG Permanent Task Group on Climate Change

Kazuhiro Honda NLIM

Started in 2009

° shows active WGs


RecCom

(as of April 2020)

Active WG
WG NameJapanese memberRemarks
9 Regeneraion of harbour areas for sport & pleasure navigation use Toshitsugu Sako
Tokai University
Started in 1995
10 Mooring system for recreational crafts Takashi Hasumi
Watanabe Gumi Co,Ltd
B111 (2002)
14 Disability access guideline of recreational boating facilities Takeo Kondo
Nihon University
B117 (2004)

105

The use of alternative materials in marine structure construction

(ex:RecComWG15)

Masao Yamda
PARI

ReportWG105 (2009)

131 Catalogue of Prefabricated Marina Elements Chihiro Takaiwa
JMBA
ReportWG131(2014)

° shows active WGs

・CoCom

(as of April 2020)

Active WG
WG NameJapanese memberRemarks
9 Regeneraion of harbour areas for sport & pleasure navigation use Toshitsugu Sako
Tokai University
Started in 1995
10 Mooring system for recreational crafts Takashi Hasumi
Watanabe Gumi Co,Ltd
B111 (2002)
14 Disability access guideline of recreational boating facilities Takeo Kondo
Nihon University
B117 (2004)

105

The use of alternative materials in marine structure construction

(ex:RecComWG15)

Masao Yamda
PARI

ReportWG105 (2009)

131 Catalogue of Prefabricated Marina Elements Chihiro Takaiwa
JMBA
ReportWG131(2014)

Organization and Personnel

Regular General Assembly meeting of the Board of Directors are held in June of each year.
Meeting of the Managing Committee and Planning Subcommittee are held from time to time, as necessary.

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Board

President

Mitsuhiko OKADA

Airport Facilities Co., Ltd. Managing Director
Vice
President
Masahiro INADA

President, Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI)

Secretary General Masaru SUZUKI

Nikken-Kogaku Co., Ltd., Managing Executive Officer

Contact Address

URBANNET KOJIMACHI BLDG.
1-6-2 KOJIMCHI, CHIYODA-KU
TOKYO, 102-0083 JAPAN

PIANC-Japan
Secretary General
Mr. Masaru SUZUKI
Tel: +81-3-5226-0357
FAX: +81-3-5226-0357
Email:info@pianc-ofg

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