On 26 January, 2016, Green Cross will host a discussion at the Senate Visitor Center in Washington, DC about the Fukushima disaster, its effects over the five years since it happened, and its implications for Japan’s energy and socio-economic future.
Five Years After Fukushima: Implications for Japan’s Energy and Socio-Economic Future
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3-5PM
Senate Visitor Center SVC 203-02
Honorary Host: Senator Edward J. Markey
Speakers will include Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Member of Japanese Parliament, Dr. Hironao Matsubara, Chief Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), Yoshiko Aoki, Advisor at Tomioka Social Welfare Association’s Life Reconstruction Center, Nathalie Gysi, Executive Director of Green Cross Switzerland,
and Dr. Paul F. Walker, Green Cross International.
Naoto Kan served as Japan’s Prime Minister during the March 2011 nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima. He and his colleagues offer unique insider perspectives on the on-going Fukushima remediation effort, the refugee crisis, and longer-term implications for energy and regulatory plans for Japan, Europe, the US, and other countries. Simultaneous translation between Japanese and English will be provided. A reception will follow the event.
Those interested in attending must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 25, 2016, in order to be allowed into SVC 203-02 (East Capitol & First Sts.). Photo ID is required at the door. Seating is limited.