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International Nuclear Energy Symposium
"Discussions on Nuclear Energy from the Female Point of View ― Why is it necessary? Why is it safe enough? Why is it irreplaceable?"

International Nuclear Energy Symposium</br>
Time Tuesday, May 19, 2015 AM 9:00 - PM 5:30
(Doors open & start reception AM 8:30)
Place Sokairo Hall, 1st Floor, GRIPS
Address 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (ACCESS)
Language Japanese and English
*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Participation fees Free *Pre-registration will be required.
Document Program(PDF)

Overview

Globally, many countries intend to keep or expand their nuclear programs. In particular, some countries in Asia such as China are now constructing new nuclear power plants or are considering introducing nuclear power.


Meanwhile, Japanese public opinion on nuclear energy is still divided and the majority of people would prefer to live without it after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. In particular, mothers are very concerned about nuclear energy because of its potential impact on their children's health.


In this symposium, female nuclear experts (operators, scientists, plant engineers, radiologists, climate change experts, administrators, etc.) of major nuclear nations will gather and openly discuss women's point of view on broad-ranging issues including the role of nuclear energy, the relationship with other policy objectives such as countermeasures against climate change, safety measures and how they should promote dialogue with the general public.

Thank you and we look forward to your confirmed participation.

Joint Host

The Breakthrough Institute / The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia(ERIA)

 / The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan(IEEJ) / SciREX Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS)



Time Table (draft)

Time Session
9:00-9:10
Opening Address
Masakazu Toyoda, President & CEO, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
9:10-9:25
Special Lectures
State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (TBD)
9:25-9:40
Keynote Speech
Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director, ERIA
9:40-9:55
Keynote Speech
Agneta Rising, WNA, Former President of WIN
9:55-11:10
Session 1 & Panel Discussion "Why nuclear is necessary?"
(Moderator: Ann MacLachlan, journalist)
1) Anne-Marie Choho, Senior Executive Vice President of Areva, France
2) Kaija Kainurinne, Former Head of TVO Brussels Office , Finland
3) Xudan Song, CEO of China Division, EDF, China
4) Reiko Fujita, President of AESJ, Japan
11:10-11:25
Coffee Break
11:25-12:40
Session 2 & Panel Discussion "Can we cope with the climate change without nuclear?"
(Moderator: Sumiko Takeuchi, Senior Fellow, IEEI)
1) Rachel Pritzker, Founder and President of Pritzker Innovation Fund, USA
2) Ximena Vásquez-Maignan, Senior Legal Adviser, OECD/NEA
3) UAE(TBD)
4) Siriratana Biramontri, Former Deputy Secretary General of OAP, Thailand
12:40-14:00
Lunch Break
14:00-14:10
Keynote Speech
Takashi Shiraishi, President, GRIPS
14:10-15:25
Session 3 & Panel Discussion "How safe is safe enough when there is nothing absolutely safe?"
(Moderator: Ann MacLachlan, journalist)
1) IAEA (TBD)
2) Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London, UK
3) Monamie Bhadra, Arizona State University
4) Kazuko Uno, Department Head, Interferon & Host Defense Laboratory, Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, Japan
15:25-15:40
Coffee Break
15:40-17:10
Session 4"What is necessary to gain support for nuclear energy from the public, especially from women?"
(Moderator: Yukari Yamashita, Director, IEEJ)
1) Anne-Marie Choho, Senior Executive Vice President of Areva, France
2) Kaija Kainurinne, Former Head of TVO Brussels Office , Finland
3) Xudan Song, CEO of China Division, EDF, China
4) Reiko Fujita, President of AESJ, Japan
5) Rachel Pritzker, Founder and President of Pritzker Innovation Fund, USA
6) Ximena Vásquez-Maignan, Senior Legal Adviser, OECD/NEA
7) UAE (TBD)
8) Siriratana Biramontri, Former Deputy Secretary General of OAP, Thailand
9) IAEA (TBD)
10) Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London, UK
11) Monamie Bhadra, Arizona State University
12) Kazuko Uno, Department Head, Interferon & Host Defense Laboratory, Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, Japan
17:10-17:30
Closing Address
Jessica Lovering, Senior Analyst, The Breakthrough Institute
Masakazu Toyoda, President & CEO, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
    

Application,Inquiry

■Registration: Please register from below URL.
Registration Form
■Application deadline: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
※There would be a case to close the invitation due to the beyond-capacity even if before deadline.
※The event program and time table has the possibility to change. We will make an announcement on the web site if there is a change, please confirm the information.
Thank you for your understanding.

■Contact
General Planning Group, Planning & Administration Unit
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
TEL:03-5547-0211 FAX:03-5547-0223
E-mail: ieej-mailtky.ieej.or.jp

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