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Public Event on Japan's Nuclear Future

Public Event with Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki: Fukushima and the Debate on Japan’s Nuclear Future

Thursday, March 20th 2014 | 7 p.m – 9 p.m.
Federation of German Scientists | Marienstr. 19/20 | 10117 Berlin-Mitte

[Video-Documentation on Mr. Suzuki's Lecture here available]

[Mr. Suzuki's presentation]

[Program]

Opening and Welcome: Ulrike Wunderle (Executive Director FGS)
Key Speech: Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki

Common Discussion on recent developments, political, social consequences and health effects regarding the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

In cooperation with Forschungsverbund Wissenschaft, Abrüstung und Internationale Sicherheit (FONAS)

Admission free

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Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki
Is the Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and a member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in Japan. He holds degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Technology and Policy and a doctorate in Engineering. Prior to his position at the JAEC, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of Electric Power Industry. He is also a Visiting Professor of the University of Tokyo at the Graduate School of Law and Politics. His major research interests are: nuclear energy policy, science and technology policy, energy and environmental policy.

Nuclear Energy in Japan
Prior to the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, which led to the major nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan generated 30% of its electrical power from nuclear reactors and planned to increase this share to 50% by 2030.
Nuclear energy had been a strategic priority since the 1950s, when Japan introduced the Atomic Energy Basic Law and officially started its nuclear energy program. The Atomic Energy Basic Law limits the generation and use of nuclear power to strictly peaceful purposes and thus is in line with the famous speech “Atoms for Peace” of then U.S. President Eisenhower in front of the U.N. General Assembly in late 1953.
After the nuclear accident in the Fukushima prefecture, the Japanese utilities were able to restart only a few reactors out of the remaining 50 nuclear reactors after their annual inspection periods. As a result, no reactor is operating in Japan since May 2013. The utilities are now applying operating licenses for 17 reactors to meet the new regulatory standards which were established in July 2013.
The Japanese society has developed a strong anti-nuclear-power movement in a very short time and by now, app. 80% of the Japanese people want nuclear power to be abolished, and a majority of the public still are not in favor of restart of existing reactors It shows that there is still a deep mistrust between the government/nuclear industry and the public. The Abe government recently published the new energy policy basic plan (draft). While it says that Japan will reduce its dependency on nuclear energy as much as possible, it considers nuclear power as an important base load power source and is in favor of restart of existing reactors as long as the Nuclear Regulatory Authority approves their operating licence.

 

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