Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Commission

October 16, 2012 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

In June, 2011 – 18 months after the earthquake, tsunami, and Daiichi nuclear accident struck Japan – the Japanese legislature took the unprecedented step of creating an investigative commission to look into the root causes of the nuclear incident. The commission, chaired by Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, renowned scientist and public health expert, concluded that the Fukushima nuclear accident was a “profoundly man-made disaster” rooted in government negligence and conformist Japanese culture. Please join CSIS for a conversation with Dr. Kurokawa on the striking findings of the independent commission and implications for the future.