“Japan’s Dilemma”: Continued Lesson-Learning From the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

CWS Japan | July 23, 2018

Takeshi Komino (left) with ACT Alliance colleagues who joined the Asian Ministerial Conference from Thailand and Indonesia. Photo: CWS

CWS Japan represented the Japan CSO Coalition for DRR at the annual Asian Ministerial Conference for DRR, which was held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia this year.

Since 2012, the Coalition has advocated for nuclear disaster risk reduction following the power plant accident in Fukushima; and, this year, wrote and shared “Japan’s Dilemma”, a pamphlet featuring 10 dilemmas Japan faces along with seven of the global targets of the Sendai Framework for DRR.

The presentation and pamphlet were well-received and, during the discussion, one conferee from India commented, “As governments are all spreading safety myths about nuclear power plant [safety], it is difficult to counter their logic without proper understanding of the risks.” This is precisely the reason CWS Japan continues to communicate the lessons from the naturally-caused Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011.

“Japan’s Dilemma” can be downloaded from here

Also attending the Ulan Bator meeting with CWS Asia support, where partner staff from the Global Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (GNDR) and YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU), which is a strong CWS partner in Indonesia.

(For more information please contact t.komino@cwsjapan.org )

CWS Japan Country Director Takeshi Komino (standing, left) with Professor Masaaki Ohashi (seated, right), who is a CWS Japan Board member and disaster risk reduction activist, presenting “Japan’s Dilemma”. Photo: CWS

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