Failures of Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Reform in Japan – The Case of Fukushima. Professor Hideaki Shiroyama, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Professor Hideaki Shiroyama, Graduate School of Public Policy at The University of Tokyo (Todai), will be visiting Yale on Friday, February 28, 2014, and will give a Special Lecture in the YCEI series on Interdisciplinary Topics in Energy. The lecture will discuss failures of regulatory policy and nuclear safety in Japan, along with proposals for reform, in light of the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the resulting tsunami on March 11, 2011. The visit is being hosted jointly by Yale Climate & Energy Institute and the Todai-Yale Initiative. This initiative was launched in 2007 to bring leading Japanese scholars to Yale to promote Japanese studies in the U.S. and to foster exchanges on topics of common interest. There will be a reception and luncheon before the talk in The Knobloch Environment Center of Kroon Hall starting at 12.15 p.m. Faculty, students or staff interested in attending the luncheon or in meeting with Professor Shiroyama during this visit should contact YCEI senior administrative assistant Cheralyn Gargano (firstname.lastname@example.org).