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Fukushima After 2047 Days: Current Revitalization on the Ground

October 17, 2016 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

Governor Uchibori’s mission is to ‘take back the Fukushima known for beauty and calm’. In accomplishing this mission, Governor Uchibori has visited all over the Prefecture and listened to the voices of the people of Fukushima to develop his bottom-up approach. As a driving force of reconstruction, Governor Uchibori has contributed greatly to the renewable energy and robotics industries in the Prefecture.

Please join the Proliferation Prevention Program to hear Governor Uchibori discuss the present situation of Fukushima Prefecture 2047 days after the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as his efforts aimed at revitalization. Governor Uchibori was elected as Governor of Fukushima in October 2014 and assumed office as Governor in November 2014. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1986, and joined the then Home Affairs Ministry (presently the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications). In 2001, Governor Uchibori joined the Fukushima Prefectural Government. He was appointed to Vice-Governor of Fukushima Prefecture in December 2006 and continued in this position until he was elected Governor.

Sharon Squassoni