Chronology of International Seminars

The Asbestos Symposium for the Asian Countries was organized by Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan) in 2002 in Kitakyushu. This became the first international meeting on asbestos in Asia. Subsequently, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) has been funding the Asian Asbestos Initiative, or AAI, since 2008 with Prof. Ken Takahashi as the co-ordinator.

 AAI-1   1-3 October, 2008          Japan (Kitakyushu)
      Organizer: Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan)
      Support: WHO, ILO


 AAI-2   21-23 December, 2009   Thailand (Bangkok)
      Organizer: Dr. Somkiat Siriruttanapruk (MoPH, Thailand)
      Co-organizer: Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan)
      Support: ILO, WHO


 AAI-3   2-4 November, 2010      Japan (Fukuoka)
      Organizer: Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan)
      Support: WHO, ILO


 AAI-4   16-18 November, 2011   Republic of Korea (Busan)
      Organizer: Prof. Dong-Mug Kang (PNUYH, Korea)
             Ministry of Environment, Korea
             National Institute of Environmental Research, Korea
      Support: WHO


 AAI-5   6-8 November, 2012       Republic of Korea (Busan)
      Organizer: Prof. Dong-Mug Kang (PNUYH, Korea)
             Ministry of Environment, Korea
      Co-organizer: Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan)
      Support: WHO


 AAI-6   14-15 November, 2013       Republic of the Philippines (Manila)
      Organizer: Inter-agency Committee on Environmental Health
            (consisting of Department of Health; Department of
            Labor and Employment; Department of Environmental
            and Natural Resources; Department of Science and
            Technology of Philippine government)
      Co-organizer: Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan)
      Support: WHO


 AAI-7   29-30 Sep, 1 Oct 2014       Republic of the Indonesia (Jakarta)
      Organizer: Dr. Ridwan D. Tamin
             (Director of Basel Convention Regional Centre
             for South-East Asia)
      Co-organizer: Prof. Ken Takahashi (UOEH, Japan)
      Support: WHO