Many Japanese have claimed that Japan is the only country to be exposed twice to atomic bombs. Two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, have been internationally recognised as having experiences the first nuclear attacks in history. However, Japan has experienced several of its own serious nuclear-related disasters in recent years. The ongoing Fukushima disaster is unfortunately one of them. How could a serious accident such as the Fukushima fiasco occur in a modern, nuclear-conscious country? The answer to this central question is complex. involving not only political and administrative issues, but also technical and human dimensions. In this regard, both government officials and private companies involved in the operation and development of nuclear energy seem too lax in rigorous management and control of nuclear issues on the part of both public authority and private industry.
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Prof Akira Nakamura, Professor Emeritus, Meiji University
- Wednesday, 20 July 2011
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road