Dr.Kiyoshi Kishida
Secretary General
Welcome Message

The Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics (JCRM) - Japan National Group for ISRM - is pleased to extend an invitation to you to the 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium “ARMS8”, the 2014 ISRM International Symposium. The symposium will be held on 14-16 October, 2014 in Sapporo, a modern and beautiful city in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. The theme of the symposium is ‘Rock Mechanics for Global Issues - Natural Disasters, Environment and Energy - ’. The goal of the symposium is to respond to those issues and to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in various areas of the rock mechanics and rock engineering. On behalf of JCRM, we invite all of you to join ASRM8 in Saporo

Prof. Norikazu Shimizu, Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Katsuhiko Kaneko, Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics


Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics International Society for Rock Mechanics


Japan Society of Civil Engineers The Japanese Geotechnical Society The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan The Society of Materials Science, Japan


  • East Nippon Expressway Company Limited Hokkaido Regional Head Office
  • Hokkaido District Transport Bureau
  • Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Hokkaido Government
  • Hokkaido Research Organization
  • Japan Atomic Energy Agency Horonobe Underground Research Center
  • Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau


  • City of Sapporo
  • Hokkaido Government
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 260305)
  • The Kajima Foundation


  • Japan National Tourism Organization

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