Seventh Asian Regional Conference on the Evolution of the System of Radiological Protection

University of Tokyo at Hongo Campus, Tokyo Japan
8-9 January 2015

The Seventh Asian Regional Conference on the Evolution of the System of Radiological Protection took place 8-9 January 2015 at Sanjo Conference Hall at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo in Japan.

It was organised by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Radiation Protection and Public health (CRPPH) and co-organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan and the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) of Japan. There were about 130 participants.

The objectives of the conference were to:

The presentations and discussions were available via webcast and have been uploaded with the permission of each author. Please note that authors of the presentation materials retain their rights and responsibilities concerning its contents. Some presentation materials have been modified upon the author's request. 

Programme

Summary

Day 1 – Thursday, 8 January 2015

Conference opening: Welcome remarks from conference host organisations (Video )

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and CRPPH (Presentation | Video )

Speaker: Mr. Kazuo Shimomura (NEA)

Session 1: Overview of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident and its consequences [Video (part one)  | Video (part two) ]

Chair: Dr Kazuo Sakai (NIRS)

1.1 Future Vision of 12 Fukushima Municipalities (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Shintaro Matsumoto (Reconstruction agency, Japan)

1.2 Overview of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident from the Asian point of view (Presentation )

Speaker:  Dr Kun-Woo CHO (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), Korea)

1.3 What are the new challenges for Radiation Protection System based on experience from the Fukushima accident? (Presentation )

Speaker: Dr Michiaki Kai (ICRP, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Japan)

Discussion and questions

Session 2: Life in an existing exposure situation (special related issues)

Chair: Mr Simon Carroll (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden)  

Topic 1: Remediation and reconstruction (Video )

2.1 Japan’s Decontamination Efforts and its Effects (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Seiji Tsutsui  (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)

2.2 Decontamination in Date City (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Takahiro Hanzawa (Date-City, Japan)

2.3 To support Children (From Fukushima, elementary school sites affected by the Nuclear Accident (Presentation )

Speaker: Ms Ritsuko Ito (school teacher, Japan)

2.4 To measure, understand, discuss by ourselves (Presentation )

Speaker: Ms Ryoko Ando (Ethos in Fukushima, Japan)

Discussion and questions

Topic 2: Evacuation and returning home (Video )

2.5 Japanese Government Challenges for Returning Home (Presentation )

Speaker: Hiroo Inoue (Support team for residents affected by nuclear incidents, Nuclear emergency response headquarters, Cabinet Office, Japan)

2.6  Challenges of returning to Kawauchi Village (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Yuko Endo (Kawauchi-Village, Japan)

2.7  Current Status of Long-term Evacuation and Potential Solutions (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Kensuke Tadano (Minamisouma City Councillor, Japan)

Discussion and questions

Session 3: Psychological impact and information sharing (special related issues) (Video 3.1-3.3 | Video 3.4-3.6 )

Chair: Dr Kenneth E. Nollet (Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan)

3.1  Multidimensional Psychosocial issues in Fukushima :A mental health survey (Presentation )

Speaker: Dr Masaharu Maeda (FMU, Japan)

3.2  How to Introduce Up-to-date Radiation Protection Information to Citizens? (Presentation )

Speaker:  Dr Ryugo Hayano (University of Tokyo, Japan)

3.3  Explanation on how to address concerns regarding human health effects of radiation (Action in Nagasaki University/Kawauchi Village Base) (Presentation )

Speaker:  Ms Makiko Orita (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Discussion and questions

3.4  Perception of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident by the International Community (Presentation )

Speaker: Dr Ng Kwan Hoong (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

3.5  Journalism in a time of radiation discharge (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Aaron Sheldrick (Thomson Reuters)

3.6  Challenge of unravelling tangled problems regarding radiation (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Masaya Hayakawa (Fukushima-Minpo, Japan)

Discussion and questions

Summary and closing for the first day

Day 2 – Friday, 9 January 2015

Parallel sessions

Topic 1 – Life in an existing exposure situation [Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | Video (Part one | Part two )]

Chair: Mr Simon Carroll (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden)

Rapporteur: Dr Haruyuki Ogino [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CREPI), Japan]

Topic 2 – Psychological impact and information sharing [Presentation | Video (Part one | Part two )]

Chair: Dr Kenneth E. Nollet (FMU)

Rapporteur: Dr Kazumasa Shimada [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)]

Session 4: Parallel sessions summary, new challenges with the radiological protection system and conclusion (Video )

Chair: Dr Ann McGarry (CRPPH)

Parallel sessions summary (topic 1) (Presentation )

Speaker: Dr Haruyuki Ogino (CREPI)

Chair's reflections on parallel sessions topic 1 (Presentation )

Speaker: Mr Simon Carroll (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden)

Parallel sessions summary (topic 2) (Presentation )

Speaker: Dr Kazumasa Shimada (JAEA)

New challenges with the radiological protection system (Presentation )

Speaker: Dr Kazuo Sakai (NIRS)

Discussion, questions and conclusion (Presentation )

Closing remarks (Video )


Last reviewed: 8 April 2015