GIST Seminar

The 71st GIST Seminar "How to cope with Catastrophic Disasters related with Modern Science and Technologies including appropriate international cooperation activities? - Based on experiences at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident"

The 71st GIST Seminar
Time Monday, March 14, 2016 5:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Venue National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 1st Floor, Room1AB (ACCESS)
Sponsor GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language Japanese and English (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Fee Free (Pre-registration required)


Speaker:Dr. Charles A. Casto, Former leader of NRC; President, Casto Group Consulting LLC.; Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant
Commentator: Prof. Hisanori Nei, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Facilitator: Dr. Sae Ochi, Director of Internal Medicine, Soma Central Hospital


The development of science and technology contributes to solving social problems. However, it sometimes causes catastrophic disasters which need foreign assistance. The accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is one of the examples and it revealed Japan's lack of preparedness for such disasters and for receiving foreign assistance smoothly. At the seminar, we will discuss on whether there are other technologies which might cause such case, how relevant players, the government, scientist, industry, regulator, media, citizen for instance, can make appropriate preparation in peacetime, and whether international protocol on foreign assistance is necessary etc. Persons who were dedicated to addressing the disaster on US and Japan side will join so that we can learn lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake.


Time Contents
Lecture by Dr. Casto
Comment from Prof. Nei
Panel Discussion and Q&A
[Panelist] Dr. Casto, Prof. Nei
[Facilitator] Dr. Ochi

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