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Japanese Government Commission Chairman Delivers Study Findings on Safety and Prevention after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

NAIIC Report on Fukushima: Lessons Learned & Next Steps Forward


Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6:00 pm, at Japan Society

New York, NY – Japanese Prime Minister Noda’s recent visit to the Daiichi power plant in Fukushima, was a powerful reminder of the ongoing nuclear crises stemming from the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. On December 8, 2011, the Japanese government set up the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) to investigate the causes of the reactor disaster and propose preventative measures for the future. 

In NAIIC Report on Fukushima: Lessons Learned & Next Steps Forward, NAIIC Chairman Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa shares findings in the report released after the Commission's six-month investigation, and discusses proposals on how to avoid further nuclear catastrophes. Part of the Japan Society Corporate Program’s Yoko Makino Policy Series, the discussion takes place Wednesday, October 17, at 6:30 pm and is followed by a reception.

Agenda: 6:00 pm, registration; 6:30, lecture and Q&A; 7:30-8:00, reception.

Admission: $15. Japan Society Corporate Members are entitled to a designated number of FREE admissions based on their company's membership level. Discounted rates are available for additional Japan Society Corporate Members, certain individual members, government officials and academics. To register or for more information, please email register@japansociety.org, visit www.japansociety.org/corporateevents, or call 212-715-1208.

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD is Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; and Chair and Co-Founder of IMPACT Japan. A graduate of University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine, he was professor of medicine, departments of medicine of UCLA School of Medicine (1979-84), of University of Tokyo (1989-96); Dean of the Medical School at Tokai University (1996-2002); President of Science Council of Japan (2003-06); and Science Advisor to the Prime Minister (2006-08). He served as an executive member of many national and international professional societies of his disciplines, including Commissioner of WHO (2005-09); board members of A*STAR (Singapore), Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi);  Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of Malaysia;  and is an elected member of various scientific societies, including Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences of USA, Master of American College of Physicians and Founding Governor of ACP Japan Chapter (2003-2011). He has served and serves in many committees of the government of Japan. 

Daniel Bases is a veteran print and broadcast correspondent who has covered financial, foreign policy and general news for 20 years. In 2012 he was the Reuters fencing correspondent at the London Olympic Games, leveraging his 30+ years of involvement in the sport. He has worked for Reuters for the past 15 years on assignments in Latin America, Asia, Europe, the U.S. and the United Nations. He was a finalist for the New York Asia Society’s Osborne Elliott Prize for a series of stories written with colleagues on the accounting abuses of Chinese companies with U.S. stock market listings.  He has interviewed presidents, prime ministers, finance and economy ministers from G7 and emerging market nations for both print and television.

Founded in 1907, Japan Society is a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. An American nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, the Society cultivates a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

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This event is co-sponsored by Yoko Makino; the Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.; the Japanese Medical Society of America; and Japanese Medical Support Network; and is co-organized by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. and The Nippon Club, Inc.

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Shannon Jowett, 212-715-1205, sjowett@japansociety.org

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