The Fukushima Accident & Its Aftermath
Tuesday, October 2, 12 PM
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More than seven and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Steady progress has been made towards the reconstruction of Fukushima, the repopulation of surrounding areas, and the decommissioning of the plant, of which Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) must shoulder ¥16 trillion of the ¥22 trillion, the total estimated cost of the accident. Meanwhile, with Japan having fully liberalized its electricity and gas retail market, the business environment surrounding TEPCO is undergoing a major change. In the long term, TEPCO foresees a decrease in demand for their power service and increased competition among utility companies. In this program, Naomi Hirose, who endeavored to manage the Fukushima incident and spearheaded reform as President of TEPCO from 2012 to 2017, shares his insights on the current situation in Fukushima, lessons learned and implications from the accident.
Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice Chairman, Fukushima Affairs, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University; Director, Toyota Research Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, Tokyo Foundation; Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society
|12-12:30 PM||Registration and Reception|
|1-2 PM||Lecture and Q&A|
General Admission: $65 lunch & lecture/$20 lecture only
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Academic and Government: $35 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.
For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].
- Oct 02, 2018 at 12:00 pm