Minoya Takeishi (Takaya Takeishi)
Technical Committee Member, Japan-Korea Tunnel Technical Committee, International Highway Foundation
Deputy General Manager, Construction Department, Tokyo Metropolitan Area Branch, Japan Basic Technology Co., Ltd.
On February 2017, XNUMX, the anniversary of the XNUMXth anniversary of Dr. Yasuo Kuwahara was celebrated.
Dr. Yasuo Kuwahara is a civil engineer and railroad man who proposed the idea of connecting Japan and the continent with an undersea tunnel and connecting them to Europe by railroad around XNUMX.He is a dynamic person who acted unintentionally while gaining a rumor that he was a "Talltale Hara Fukio" for the grandeur of the concept.
As part of this, the railway network surrounding the Sea of Japan drafted the Seikan, Kanmon, Japan-Korea, and Sakhalin-Hokkaido tunnel plans, and in the Japan-Korea tunnel plan, two boring geological surveys were conducted near Higashimatsuura-gun, Saga Prefecture. To tell.
Probably the first engineer in history to seriously plan the Japan-Korea tunnel.
Last year (2016), the Shinkansen finally connected to Hakodate, Hokkaido. The concept of Yasuo Kuwahara, who was called "Conch", became a reality of two strait tunnels, namely the Kanmon Strait Tunnel and the Seikan Strait Tunnel.Mr. Yasuo Kuwahara is from Ishikawa prefecture.I am deeply moved that Professor Utsunomiya brought the news of the resumption of the Japan-Korea Tunnel Project from the same Hokuriku region.
Now, let's return to the story of the reunion with the Executive Secretary of the International Highway Foundation Oe (currently the President).
Secretary-General Oe brought me a wonderful story of a bloody meat dance at a later date.There is a huge amount of data on land and sea geological and environmental surveys conducted by the International Highway Construction Corporation (predecessor of the International Highway Foundation) for the construction of the Japan-Korea Tunnel XNUMX years ago, but it is mostly used. Absent.We would like to establish the "Japan-Korea Tunnel Technical Committee" by gathering professional engineers who can decipher and utilize this huge amount of data.It was a story that I wanted me to do it.
Of course, I have no reason to decline.I agreed.I couldn't suppress the urge to see the huge amount of organized data quickly.