International Conference to review the Crisis at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants inthe Aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami in JapanGRIPS, 17
The special mock session of the International Conference to review the crisis at Fukushimanuclear plants in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on the 11
of March, 2011, was held on 17th March, 2011. The Conference took place at NationalGraduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo. Twenty-three representatives from 12 countriesparticipated in the conference, who were divided into eight groups. Please refer to Annexure 1for the list of participants. The meeting also acknowledged and appreciated ProfessorMasayuki Komatsu for his much needed guidance and advice.
Opening statement by the Secretariat:Professor Masayuki Komatsu delivered the opening statement on behalf of theSecretariat. He expressed his gratitude for all the participants who gathered at a timeof great anxiety in the aftermath of the unprecedented natural disaster and the resultingcrisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. In the opening remarks, he brieflydescribed the damage to the nuclear power plants at Fukushima Prefecture caused bythe massive tsunami triggered by the earthquake and the steps being undertaken by thegovernment of Japan to deal with the possible threat of nuclear radiation from thedamaged plants. He also explained the special character of the meeting and clarifiedthe objectives of the session. He encouraged all participants to be fully involved in thedeliberations so as to make the session as fruitful as possible.B.
Election of Chairperson, Vice-chairperson and the Rapporteurs:The participants elected Mr. Mukhtar Paras from Pakistan as the Chairperson, Mr.Dorin Panfil from Moldova as Vice-chairperson and Mr. Muhammad TayyabAbdullah, Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman along with Ms. Magdalena Rokosz from Pakistan,Bangladesh and Poland respectively as rapporteurs.