[Event Information]
GSDM 15th Platform Seminar,The 79th Public Policy Seminar
“Peaceful and Safer Use of Nuclear Power: Role of Integral Fast Reactor”
28th May, 2014 9:00-18:00 (Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus)
                   *A panelist replaced


Safety issues of nuclear power generation after the Fukushima accident and lack of reliable nuclear fuel cycle technology make nuclear future very unclear in Japan. Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) and Pyroprocessing, built and experimented as EBR2 in the Argonne National Laboratory in the US may offer a possible option for Japan. Japan has participated in development of the IFR in 1990’s but knowledge was shared by very limited number of experts and none of Japanese public are aware of the existence of this technology. Recent movie, “Pandora’s Promise” directed by Robert Stone has revealed that IFR and Pyroprocessing may be a key technology to simultaneously respond to four challenges of 1) safer and proliferation resistant nuclear power, 2) global sustainability, 3) economic growth and 4) energy security. This symposium offers the opportunity for Japanese audience to know what is IFR and to think about the alternative options of next generation reactors and nuclear fuel cycle for the post Fukushima era.

Date : Wednesday, May 28th, 2014  9:00~18:00
Venue : Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, the University of Tokyo Hongo CampusMAP
Hosted by : Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management(GSDM), the University of Tokyo
Co-hosted by : Hitotsubashi University,The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Supported by : The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
Language : English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English)
Registration : Open to all, upon registration. Walk-in registration will also be available.

                            <On-line registration>


(Moderator of the Symposium: Nobuo Tanaka, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo)

9:00~9:15 Opening remarks
Dr. Hideaki Shiroyama. Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Mr. Jiro Hanyu, Chairman of Sasakawa Peace Foundation
9:15~10:45 Show of “Pandora’s Promise”
The movie will be shown by courtesy of the Film Voice Inc.
10:45~12:15 Panel Discussion 1 :”Pandora’s Promise” and Peaceful use of nuclear power for Human-beings
Mr. Michael Shellenberger, President, Breakthrough InstituteDownload
*Mr. Michael Shellenberger will replace Mr. Robert Stone.
Mr. Tom Blees, Science Council for Global Initiatives Download
Moderator Mr. Tatsujiro Suzuki, Member of Atomic Power Commission
12:15~13:30 Lunch
13:30~14:00 Technical Keynote Speech: ” IFR Story”
Dr. Yoon Chang, Argonne National Laboratory

Panel Discussion 2: “Technical features of IFR”
​Dr. Yoon Chang Download
Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama , Hitotsubashi University Download
Tae KIM Vice President for Fuel Cycle Technologies, KAERI, Korea Download

Moderator Nobuo Tanaka

16:15~18:00 Panel Discussion 3: “Japan’s fuel cycle options”
​Dr. Yoichi Fujiie. Former chairman of Atomic Power Commission (keynote Presentation ) Download
​Dr. Eric Loewen, GE Hitachi Download
Dr. Satoru Tanaka , the University of Tokyo
​Moderator. Dr. Hideaki Shiroyama
18:00 Closing Remark   Nobuo Tanaka