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15 April, 2015

JAIF Annual Conference 2015

JAIF Annual Conference in 2015

Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) held the 48th JAIF Annual Conference on April 13-14 in Tokyo.
The conference was attended by about 950 domestic and international leaders and experts in nuclear and other wide-ranging fields. The role of nuclear power in Japan and the world was discussed under the keynote theme of “Why Nuclear?”.

Plenary Session
Takashi IMAI Chairman, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) Keynote address
Daishiro Yamagiwa State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Remarks
Special Presentations
Yukiya Amano Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “Future of Nuclear Energy in the World”
William D. Magwood Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) “Three Key Steps”
Admiral Dennis C. Blair Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sasakawa USA / Former Director of National Intelligence / Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command “Japan, the United States and the Future of Nuclear Energy”
Kenji Yamaji Director-General, the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) “Climate change response and energy mix from a Japanese perspective”
Fukushima Daiichi NPS Report
Akio Komori Fellow, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TEPCO) “Current Status and the Future of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station”
Session 1
Why Nuclear? Views from the World
Shigeyuki Koide Science Journalist, President of Japanese Association of Science & Technology Journalists
Leonam Guimaraes Director for Planning, Management and Environment, Eletrobras Eletronuclear, Brazil “Hydrothermal Transition: Why nuclear in Brazil?”
Chengkun Zhao Vice Chairman, China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) “Nuclear Power Status and Prospects in China”
Christophe Behar Director, Nuclear Energy, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) “Nuclear energy: a pillar in the framework of the French energy transition law”
S.A. Bhardwaj Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at DAE/ Former Director (Technical) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.(NPCIL) “India’s Nuclear Development Programme”
Kirill Komarov First Deputy CEO, ROSATOM “Current trends in nuclear energy development: Rosatom Vision”
Keith C. Franklin First Secretary (Nuclear), British Embassy, Tokyo & UK National Nuclear Laboratory “Why Nuclear? A UK Perspective”
Session 2
Is Japan Doing it Right?
Akihiro Sawa Executive Senior Fellow, 21st Century Public Policy Institute of Keidanren /Director, International Environmental Economic Institute “Three aspects of nuclear power’s non-transparency”
Keynote presentation
Jonathan Hatwell Minister, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to Japan “The Energy Union: nuclear energy and its safe use in the EU”
Panel discussion
Masakazu Toyoda Chairman & CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan “Nuclear Energy:Indispensable for Sustainable Development in Japan”
Ryuichiro Matsubara Professor, The University of Tokyo “How Should We Take the Experience of the Nuclear Accident?”
Kumi Fujisawa President, Think Tank Sophiabank “Public Acceptance of Nuclear Power”
Keiko Sakurai Professor, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University “Use Common Sense When Thinking About Nuclear”
Fukushima Session
A Picture of Fukushima Tomorrow
Hiroshi Kainuma Researcher, Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization Project, Fukushima University “About the situation of Fukushima”
Keynote presentation
Hiroya Masuda Chairman, Japan Policy Council/ Former Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications “Thinking Regionally About the Future of Fukushima: Coping in an Era of Depopulation”
Panel discussion
Naoki Kobayashi Municipal employee, Namie town, Fukushima prefecture “View from the Reconstruction Site and Our Role in this Time”
Arisa Ueki Model, Actress & Show-business Personality “Fukushima that makes me alive”
Motoya Kimura 2nd Year Student, Fukushima University “Fukushima and Me”
Takeshi Matsumoto Director, Yoake Ichiba Co., Ltd./ Co-Director, TATAKIAGE Japan “Beyond Restoration: Creating a New Fukushima”



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