Sakura Science Exchange Program Participants Participate in Pre-departure Training at CISMID (The Japan-Peru Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Center)

Group photo of Sakura Science Exchange Program


On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, JICA Peru and the Japan-Peru Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Center (CISMID)* jointly organized a pre-training session for the participants of the Sakura Science Program, who will visit Japan from February 25 to March 2, attended by six high school students from Jose Galvez School and La Union School, and three teachers. This workshop was requested by University of Tsukuba to JICA Peru as part of the Sakura Science Exchange Program training program which will start in Japan from February 25 to March 2, 2024.

At the beginning of the workshop, Mr. Denis Sano of JICA Peru gave a presentation on the background of the request to conduct this program from the University of Tsukuba to JICA Peru and JICA’s cooperation in disaster management in Peru. Following CISMID’s efforts in the fields of soil, earthquakes, and structures were introduced by Dr. Edisson Moscoso, the group toured the Earthquake Monitoring Center, the Disaster Prevention Awareness Center, and the Structures Lab. It was impressive to see how earnestly the participating high school students and their teachers listened to these explanations.

CISMID has active members who have obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in Japan, and they spoke about their study abroad and career paths in Japan, providing a good opportunity for the participating high school students to broaden their options for their future career paths, including study abroad in Japan.


The group will leave for Japan on February 24 and arrive in Japan on February 25. They will begin their program in Japan on February 26, where they will learn about Japan’s cutting-edge science, technology, initiatives, and research on disaster mitigation and prevention, building on what they learned during their training in Peru. In addition, from February 28, students will be divided into two groups and visit either Kyoto Seika University or Nishinippon Institute of Technology for training and cultural experiences. It is hoped that this training will be a step forward in fostering human resources who will be responsible for future research and initiatives in the field of disaster prevention and mitigation in Japan and Peru.


*The Japan-Peru Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Center (CISMID) was established at the National University of Engineering of Peru with the cooperation of Japan to research and disseminate urban disaster prevention planning and disaster prevention technologies.

Test site for wall’s seismic resistance
At lecture
Learning Tsunami mechanism using the Tsunami simulator