Ten Years After Fukushima: Commemoration and Lessons for the Future

A two-part online panel discussions on lessons (un)learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.

This event is jointly organized and sponsored by:

The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy, Institute for Future Initiatives, and

The University of British Columbia, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Centre for Japanese Research



Registration is required to access the event – https://ten_years_after_fukushima.eventbrite.ca

If you do not receive the access link 24 hours prior to the event, please email Saya Soma at sayasoma@mail.ubc.ca.


Opening Remarks (10 minutes):

Dr. Santa Ono, President, UBC (recorded video remarks)
Dr. Sekimura Naoto, Vice President International Affairs, the University of Tokyo

 Panel 1 (50 minutes)

The View from Regulators and Leaders: lessons from Fukushima for Japan and the world with respect to nuclear energy and systemic risk management

Moderator: Dr. Shiroyama Hideaki, The University of Tokyo

Dr. Suzuki Tatsujiro, Vice Director, Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA), and former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2010-2014)
Dr. Allison Macfarlane, SPPGA Director, UBC, and former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2012-2014)

Panel 2 (60 minutes)

Academic Panel: Lessons from Fukushima for risk assessment, risk governance, and social resilience

Moderator: Dr. Yves Tiberghien, Dept of Political Science and Co-Director of the Centre of Japanese Research, UBC

Dr. M. V. Ramana, Professor, 2020 Wall Scholar and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security; Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC
Dr. Suzuki Kazuto, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program, The Northeastern University
Dr. Caitlin Stronell, Researcher at the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center
Dr. Matsuo Makiko, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo