Fukushima Global Communication Programme

Outline
  • Expected start date:
    2013•04•01
    Expected end date:
    2017•06•30
    Institute:
    UNU-IAS
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Nicholas Turner

    The FGC Programme applies a human security approach to examine impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident of 11 March, 2011 on people and society, and the challenges of the recovery process in Fukushima. It also focuses on issues of risk and information provision, aiming to improve understanding of how the threat of radiation is perceived, and the specific challenges of risk communication related to nuclear energy. Research is conducted through fieldwork in Fukushima and a series of collaborative research workshops, aiming to share lessons learned from Japan’s experience with the international community, while also bringing relevant international expertise to Japan. The programme produces policy recommendations for actors engaged in nuclear energy, disaster recovery and risk reduction, actively engaging with international debates such as the process to develop a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR).