Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future - 10 Years Since Fukushima

Online
Registration: Not required
Date&Time
March 11, 2021. 10:00am - 10:00pm (Japan Standard Time, GMT+9)
Fee
Free

Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future - 10 Years Since Fukushima

Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the disaster at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Many countries around the world have learned from the lessons of the disaster and taken major steps towards zero nuclear power and the promotion of renewable energy. However, Japan, the country responsible for the accident, has failed to make a decision for zero nuclear power and is lagging far behind the rest of the world.
This conference will inform people in Japan of global trends promoting an energy shift, while also sharing information with people around the world of the current situation and challenges in Japan after the disaster at the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Today, COVID-19 pandemic is not only threatening the lives of people around the world, but also exposing them to great mental and economic hardship. Through this online global conference, we will pursue a new model for a post-COVID-19 society. This model is to take into account environmental sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and pass on hope to future generations.
This event is an opportunity to learn from the world, and apply the lessons of the Fukushima disaster to the global context. We look forward to your participation.

Schedule(JST, GMT+9)

The event will be held entirely online, using YouTube. Please click on the Youtube icon on each event description to participate. These events will be freely available for viewing after the end of the global conference (excluding “Films”).

English
G-1
3/11
10:00-11:10
Ten Years On: Perspectives from Japan on the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster and the Energy Future
What is the situation in Fukushima, and regarding nuclear power and renewable energy in Japan? Leading civil society representatives will provide a comprehensive overview of lessons of the past ten years, current challenges and campaigns, and steps forward for both Japan and the international community. This session will also provide an introduction to other sessions taking place throughout the day.
Facilitator :
Meri JOYCE (Peace Boat International Coordinator)
English
G-3
3/11
11:35-12:05
Wakasa Bay, Lake Biwa, and the Kansai Region - 50 years of the Movement Against Nuclear Power Plants
Thirteen nuclear power plants, now aging, have been in operation concentrated around the Wakasa Bay along the coast of Kyoto and Fukui Prefectures. Located in close proximity is Lake Biwa, the source of water for 14.5 million people in the Kansai region. If an accident similar to the one in Fukushima were to occur at one of the Wakasa Bay plants, it would have a fatal impact on Lake Biwa through air pollution, water contamination and destruction of the ecosystem. We will trace the history of the anti-nuclear movement in the area which began in the 1960s, and look at its future direction. Many visual components will be included, to convey the situation to international audiences.
Speakers: NAKAJIMA Tetsuen (Chief Priest of Myotsuji Buddhist Temple), MORITA Toshiya (writer), KADA Yukiko (Parliamentarian, Representative of Water and Culture Research Group)
Presenting Organization
Water and Culture Research Group, People of Obama City Against Installation of Nuclear Power Plants
English
G-4
3/11
12:10-13:10
The Days Since 311: The Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
The nuclear power plant disaster has deprived people of their lives once blessed by nature, their purpose in life, their communities, and their precious time with their families. Evacuating, staying, returning… What lies ahead for each choice? This session will examine the ongoing impacts of the disaster.
English
G-7
3/11
13:45-14:30
Koide Hiroaki Keynote: Crimes of the Nuclear Power Mafia
The promoters of nuclear power have continued to spread the myth of nuclear safety, and no one has taken responsibility for the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. They continue to try to make profits, promoting the myth that exposure to radiation is safe and continuing to push for the use of nuclear power. This speech will highlight these crimes.
English
G-8
3/11
14:30-15:00
Connecting on 3.11 / Online Minute of Silence
English
G-10
3/11
15:10-16:10
Koizumi Junichiro Keynote: The Path Forward for Japan
English
G-12
3/11
16:10-17:10
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: Current Situation and Future Outlook
Since the nuclear power plant disaster, more than 250 children have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the health surveys conducted by Fukushima Prefecture. Cancer has been found in children who were less than one year old at the time of the disaster. However, the prefectural government claims that this is due to excessive testing and plans to reconsider the mass health checks at schools. This session will report the latest information.
English
G-13
3/11
16:15-17:15
Holding TEPCO Accountable
Two women, one from Fukushima and the other from Tokyo, filed criminal proceedings against the former directors of TEPCO immediately after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and calling for TEPCO's corporate social responsibility as shareholders. In this session, the two women and a leading lawyer will discuss TEPCO's accountability.
English
G-14
3/11
17:20-18:20
Creating a 100% Renewable Energy Future from Fukushima
We will hear from young people active in Fukushima from various standpoints. What actions are they taking? How do they see the current situation and future prospects? They will also discuss ways to overcome current obstacles and make future developments.
English
G-15
3/11
17:30-18:00
The Path to Break Away from Nuclear Power: The View of Japan from India
Local activists will report on the status of nuclear power plant policies and operations in India, as well as the current status of opposition movements by local residents. A movement leader and a photographer from India who visited Fukushima Prefecture after the disaster will discuss what India has learned from the disaster at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and what has left the deepest impression. Presentations from the two will be included in the 30-minute video, together with an introduction and summary by the moderator.
Speakers: Dr. S P Udayakumaran (Leader of the opposition movement against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, India), Mr. Amirtharaj Stephen (Photographer, including many photos of the anti-Kudankulam movement; from India and currently living in the Netherlands), FUKUNAGA Masaaki (university professor)
Presenting Organization
SANWNPP(Group: South Asian Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power Plants)
English
G-16
3/11
18:00-18:30
The Fukushima Disaster and the Coronavirus: Thinking Together with Storytellers of Nuclear Disasters Around the World
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world since early 2020, many people who experienced the Fukushima nuclear disaster were reminded of the situation at the time. The Fukushima Booklet Committee, which published the booklet "Ten Lessons from Fukushima" in 2015, has been translating the booklet into many languages with the help of citizens from many countries to convey the lessons of the nuclear disaster. Together with partners around world, this session will discuss the similarities and characteristics of the Fukushima disaster and the coronavirus pandemic.
Speakers: SATO Maki (Fukushima Booklet Committee Member, International Cooperation Advisor), Pinar DEMIRCAN (Journalist, Turkey), KATAOKA Terumi (Representative, Aizu Radiation Information Center in Fukushima)
Presenting Organization
Fukushima Booklet Committee
Films
E-1
3/11
10:45-
NUCLEAR JAPAN the nightmare continues
Films
E-2
3/11
13:00-
FUKUSHIMA:A RECORD OF LIVING THINGS Episode Five:Follow-Up
Films
E-3
3/11
15:00-
Renewable Japan: The Search for a New Energy Paradigm

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Conference Overview

Title
Global Conference for a Nuclear Free, Renewable Energy Future: 10 Years Since Fukushima
Date&Time
March 11, 2021. 10:00am - 10:00pm (Japan Standard Time, GMT+9)
Fee
Free
Format
Online (YouTube and Zoom)
Registration
Not required
Host
The Federation of Promotion of Zero-Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy (Genjiren)
Partner Organisations
Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), FoE Japan, Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants, Peace Boat
Donations

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