March 11 in 2023 will mark 12 years since the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. While many people were deprived of their homes and are still displaced today, the Government of Japan is not only restarting nuclear power plants, but has also announced a new policy of extending the 40-year operation period of nuclear power plants to 60 years or more, and even building new nuclear power plants. Despite many unresolved issues and the decommissioning of the plant not yet in sight, the government is promoting policies as if the nuclear disaster never happened. Releasing contaminated water into the sea is also being pushed through without the consent of local communities.
Together with the international NGO Peace Boat, FoE Japan will hold an international symposium to learn, think and discuss about the current situation after the nuclear disaster and the global nuclear situation. In solidarity with people taking action in Japan and abroad, we will discuss what we can do to abandon nuclear power and move towards a nuclear-free future. The nuclear disaster has not yet ended. This is an opportunity to connect and hear the voices of those who are still displaced and those who oppose nuclear power in different parts of the world.
Part 1: The Ongoing Nuclear Disaster
Part 2: Nuclear Power and Energy Policy
Date and Time
March 4, 2023 10:30-13:00 JST (for in person participants: venue opens 10:10)
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided between English and Japanese for online participants only