23 January 2022

WNISR — National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies / Renewable Energy Institute

Virtual Event (PPT & Video): WNISR2021—New Findings and Implications for Japan

Video recording (1h and 45min), program, and slides of the Japan Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021 (WNISR2021) co-hosted by the Renewable Energy Institute and the Global Health Innovation Policy Program of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, both in Tokyo, Japan, on 19 January 2022.
Source : Renewable Energy Institute: World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021 New Findings and Implications for Japan https://www.renewable-ei.org/en/activities/events/20220119.php

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021 (WNISR2021) has been elaborated by an international team of 13 interdisciplinary experts from seven countries. WNISR2021 has been launched globally by video-conference on 28 September 2021 (see video and PPT). Since then, there have been launch events in the Czech Republic, and in Taiwan. Further events, briefings and/or releases of translated summary versions are planned in Beijing, Brussels, and Paris.

WNISR2021 contains a major 33-page analysis of the status of the Fukushima disaster from an onsite/offsite perspective, and on legal, health and economic issues, as well as a 25-page assessment of the nuclear power sector in Japan. However, the overall international context is crucial to understand the significance of developments in Japan. It contains a global assessment of operation, construction, decommissioning of nuclear power plants worldwide, and country-by-country analysis of nuclear power programs. This year, the report also contains chapters on Small Modular Reactors (SMR), nuclear power and climate change resilience, nuclear power and criminal energy, and nuclear power versus renewable energy.

The Japan Launch event featured Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Chairman of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, Prof. Tatsujiro Suzuki, Nagasaki University, former Vice-Chair of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, Hisako Sakiyama, Chair of the Board of Directors, the 3.11 Fund for Children with Thyroid Cancer, and WNISR’s Coordinator and Publisher Mycle Schneider, as well as Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute.

Program

[Moderator] Tomas Kåberger — Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

Opening Remarks
Kiyoshi Kurokawa — Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies / Distinguished Professor, Tokai University

Download presentation slides for 1-4

Conclusion
Mycle Schneider

Q&A

Closing
Tomas Kåberger

Note: The WNISR team wishes to thank the hosts, speakers, participants, translators, and interpreters for making this great event possible.