Art & Design

Recovery of Fukushima from East-Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power Plant Accident with Mr Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture with Fukushima Exhibition and Reception

16 July 2015, London

Symposium  for  "Revitalisation  of  Fukushima  after  East-Japan
Earthquake",  Fukushima  Exhibition  and  Reception  with  Mr  Masao
Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture
We  are  pleased  to  announce  that  we  will  host  a  half-day  symposium  for “Revitalisation of Fukushima after East-Japan Earthquake” on 16 th  July 2015, at  Gustave  Tuck  Lecture  Theatre  in  UCL.  This  will  include  a  speech  by  Mr Masao  Uchibori,  the governor  of  Fukushima  prefecture,  followed  by  several talks by high school pupils from Fukushima and from UCL Academy. During the  entire  afternoon,  there  will  be  an  exhibition  from  Fukushima  in  South Cloisters  including  a  variety  of  local  products, sake  as  well  as  some refreshments provided. After the symposium, there will also be a eception in South Cloisters to encourage interactions with our Japanese guests.
The Great East Japan earthquake on 11 th  March 2011 is the most powerful one ever recorded to have hit Japan. This also triggered a massive tsunami that wiped out many areas on the Pacific coast side of Japan. The Fukushima area has been severely damaged by the tsunami, and the Fukushima nuclear power plant  complex  had  electric  power  shutdown  that  resulted  in  meltdowns. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected, and residents within a certain radius of the nuclear plant were evacuated.
After a chain of disasters, many countries including UK have brought significant aid and support to Japan. UCL, in particular, held several symposiums to help support  academia  in  Japan,  such  as  UK-Japan  Symposium  on  Disasters, organized by Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) of UCL. At this coming event, Mr Masao Uchibori, overnor of Fukushima Prefecture, will have an official visit to UCL with many high school students of Fukushima. As part of it, he will give a speech in the symposium to share the current status of the Fukushima  region  as  well  as  their  ongoing  recovery  processes  from  the damages and also to express acknowledgement to the British community and UCL  for  their  support.  The  high  school  students  from  Fukushima  and  UCL Academy will present their studies on the disaster and life of people who live there.

We hope to see many of you joining this symposium and learning what has happened and is happening in Fukushima. This event will be a great opportunity for the young generation of Fukushima who are thriving since the past incidents. All are warmly invited to any of the events.  
Date: 16 th  July 2015 
  Symposium: 13:20-16:00
  Fukushima Exhibition: 13:00-18:00 
  Fukushima Reception: 16:00-18:00
 Location: UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
  Symposium: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
  Fukushima Exhibition: UCL South Cloisters 
  Fukushima Reception: UCL South Cloisters
Registration: Symposium requires registration from the following site.

Fukushima Exhibition and reception do not need registration.
Symposium Programme
MC/Chair: Prof Shin-ichi Ohnuma (UCL)
13:20-13:30  Seating
13:30-13:40 Opening Remark
  Prof. Nick Tyler (Pro Provost, UCL) or Prof. Peter Sammonds (UCL)
13:40-14:30 Special Speech
  Mr Masao Uchibori (Governor, Fukushima Prefecture)
14:30-15:45 Student Presentations 
  8 Presentations by High Schools from Fukushima
  2 Presentations by UCL Academy
15:45-15:50 Closing Remark
  Prof. Peter Sammonds (UCL) or a representative of teachers
15:50-16:00 Moving to South Cloister
Reception Programme
MC: Ms Naomi Suzuki
16:00-16:25 Speeches
  UCL representative (TBD)
  Mr Masao Uchibori (Governor, Fukushima Prefecture)
  Prof. Geraldine Davies (Principal, UCL Academy)(TBD)
  Representative of Fukushima High Schools (TBD)
  Dr Eric Albone (Director, Clifton Scientific Trust)(TBC)
16:25-16:30 Kanpai – Mr Uchobori (TBD)
16:30-16:40 Singing of Fukushima related songs
16:40-18:00 Reception – Food and Drink
Fukushima Exhibition
We will show many posters and videos about Fukushima. Also, we will
provide food and drink from Fukushima.
Organisers: Prof. Shin-ichi Ohnuma (UCL), Prof. Peter Sammonds (UCL), and
Dr Hidekazu Kurebayashi (UCL)
Supports:  Fukushima  Prefecture  Government,  London  Shakunage-kai  (Mr

Yoshio Mitsuyama)
16 July 2015
UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
University College London (UCL)