2013

December 13, 2013

Speech at Seminar "Energy Efficiency in Buildings in the EU and in Japan"

CEO Kimikazu Uemura lectured at seminar “Energy Efficiency in Buildings in the EU and in Japan” organized by Delegation of the European Union to Japan. Mr. Uemura’s topic of speech was “Private-Public Cooperation for Low-carbon Compact Cities in Disaster Affected Areas”
> View lecture slides (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation Website)

December 10, 2013

Project Introduction at "Meeting for Exchange of Views on Sustainable Cities" by the French Embassy of Japan

CEO Kimikazu Uemura gave a project introduction regarding “Recruitment of Area Management Partner for Town Management Organization Establishment at Disaster Affected Area” and held a meeting for exchange of views between representatives of the French and Japanese central and local governments.

November 29, 2013

Second Seminar of 2013 of Japan Construction Management Association, Kyushu Division

CEO Kimikazu Uemura lectured about the increasing significance of project management in public infrastructure projects by introducing our projects “Efforts toward Rebuilding Areas Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake” and “Private Sector Operation of Public Toll Roads”.

October 22, 2013
CEO Uemura Speech at 24th Policy Meeting held by Democrat Takeshi Maeda

CEO Kimikazu Uemura made a speech at the 24th Policy Meeting held by Upper House Member and Deputy Leader of the Democratic Party Takeshi Maeda regarding local regeneration by joint initiatives between public and private sectors. The meeting was held at Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo on October 22.
> View details (Takeshi Maeda Official Website)

September 10, 2013
Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions, Policy Proposal for Resolution of Obsolescing Mansions

The Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions, where CEO Kimikazu Uemura serves as vice-executive officer and Index Consulting as its executive office, held a general meeting and announced the issue of "Policy Proposal for Resolution of Obsolescing Mansions" centering on establishing a system to dissolve sectional ownership of properties. At its after-party, the outline of the proposal was released.
> View details (Task Force on Obsolescing Mansions Website; Japanese only)

August 30, 2013
Kick-off of PM Project on New Obihiro Welfare Hospital

Index Consulting has been selected as PMR (Project Manager) of Obihiro Welfare Hospital for the Hokkaido Welfare Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives. Index will work towards smooth construction and delivering a leading edge emergency care hospital.
> View press release (Japanese only)
> View article (Nikkan Kensetsu Tsushin Shimbun; Sept. 4, 2013; Japanese only)

April 11, 2013
Towards Privatization of Aichi Toll Roads

News articles about privatization of public toll roads in Aichi Prefecture, where CEO Kimikazu Uemura serves as policy advisor, were reported on April 4th.

> View related article [Asahi Shimbun Digital: "Jichitai / kousha no yuryo douro Aichi hatsu no min'eika he (Public Owned Toll Roads: Aichi Gets First Start for Privatization)", Japanese only]
> View related article [Jiji Press: "Yuryo douro no min'eika yonin, Zenkokuhatsu, Aichi-ken ga un'eiken baikyaku he - Kokkosho (Agreement on Public Toll Road Privatization−MLIT, Aichi Heads Toward Selling Operation Right)", Japanese only]

April 1, 2013
"Future Community & Urban Development that Recovery Projects of Tohoku Aim For", Kotonoba

CEO Kimikazu Uemura's interview article was published in Kotonoba, Journal of Yamashiro Management R&D Institute.

> View article [Kotonoba, Vol. 4 Spring, P. 2-5, Yamashiro Management R&D Institute, Ltd.]

April 1, 2013
CEO Kimikazu Uemura Extension of Term as Aichi Prefecture Policy Advisor

CEO Kimikazu Uemura's term as Aichi Prefecture Policy Advisor was extended until end of May, 2014. Uemura has served the position since July, 2012.

May 29, 2013
"Smart Communities; Urban Energy Management in the Frontline of Earthquake Recovery", Kaitekijukukan Info

Masaru Nomoto, employee of Index and project coordinator of Forum for East Japan Smart City, talked about the Forum's activities in an article on Kaitekijukukan Info, Journal of Jutaku denki riyou gijutsu konwakai (Committee of Housing Electricity Technology).

> View article [Kaitekijukukan Info, vol. Spring 2013, P. 1-4, Jutaku denki riyou gijutsu konwakai]

March 26, 2013
Forum for East Japan Smart City Takes Part in Installation of Solar Panels and Storage Batteries in Community Center at Yoshihama, Ofunato City

Forum for East Japan Smart City, where CEO Kimikazu Uemura acts as board member, worked with Ofunato City in implementing solar power generators and storage batteries at a community center in Yoshihama, Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture.

> View related article [Iwate Nippo WebNews: From home page, search "【大船渡】吉浜地区に太陽光発電 4月から本格運用", Japanese only]

March 16, 2013
Forum for East Japan Smart City: "Mega-solar Power Plant Plans in Ofunato City, Largest in Tohoku"

Forum for East Japan Smart City, where CEO Kimikazu Uemura acts as board member, with Ofunato City and other related bodies were introduced in an article about talks of a Mega-solar power plant to be built on Goyo-makino in Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture.

> View related article [Iwate Nippo WebNews: From home page, search "大船渡にメガソーラー計画 東北最大級の規模に", Japanese only]