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[Notice] Dec. 13 Online tour “Euronews Debates WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: HOW DO YOU RESPOND & RECONSTRUCT?”


To Whom It May Concern

This is the Reconstruction Agency Online Tour Secretariat.

We will hold the Reconstruction Agency online tour “Euronews Debates WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: HOW DO YOU RESPOND & RECONSTRUCT?” at 19:00 (Japan Time) / 11:00 (Central European Time) on December 13 (Tue.).

More than a decade has passed since an undersea earthquake set off a tsunami which devastated parts of Japan’s northeastern coast, causing extensive damage to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

It was the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, with more than a hundred thousand residents evacuated from the area.

Eleven years on, the painstaking work of decommissioning and decontaminating the station is still ongoing. Through these years of work, questions have been posed - and answered - as to how communities can be rebuilt after disaster strikes.

With the Fukushima nuclear accident as a case study, Euronews is hosting a debate on this topic.

Our panel will consider what happens in the medium to long term, after domestic and international aid has helped to limit the initial damage and loss of life. How can communities be rebuilt and restored? How can the local economy get back on track?

We’ll discuss the challenges and successes of the ongoing clean-up in Japan, and the lessons other countries can learn from it.

A group of experts will discuss the issues on Tuesday 13 December 2022, at 1100-1200 CET, and the debate will include an audience Q&A.

<Implementation overview>

- Date: December 13 (Tue) 19:00-20:00 (Japan Time)    11:00-12:00 (Central European Time)
- Organizer: Reconstruction Agency
- Moderator: Damon Embling (Euronews TV journalist and presenter)
- Speakers:
Daiju Takahashi
Managing Director, Eat and Energize the East, and President of NoMA Lab

Joanna Faure Walker
Professor of Earthquake Geology and Disaster Risk Reduction & Head of Department,
University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (UCL-IRDR)

Mario Flores
Director, Field Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, Habitat for Humanity International

Professor Noboru Takamura
University of Nagasaki, and Director, The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum

- Streaming on: “Euronews Debates WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: HOW DO YOU RESPOND & RECONSTRUCT?” special website


- Participation fee: Free

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