The 48th JAIF Annual Conference

April 13 - 14, 2015
“Why Nuclear?”
As one of its major activities, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) holds its Annual
Conference every spring, inviting a broad range of nuclear-related parties from Japan and
around the world.
This conference is one of the biggest events in the global nuclear industry, drawing some
1,000 leaders and experts in nuclear and other far-ranging fields. The Conference
participants make presentations and take part in discussions on key matters affecting the
development and use of energy and nuclear power, identifying key issues and seeking
solutions. Parties at the conference affirm their shared recognition and awareness,
deepen their mutual understanding, and expand their contacts and communications. At
the same time, Japan uses the opportunity to present the state of the Japanese nuclear
industry, its capabilities and intentions, to hear considered opinions from other countries,
and to demonstrate its commitment to international cooperation.
In the three and a half years since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
Station, the negative public view of nuclear energy has not changed in Japan. Participants
at this 48th conference will examine Japan’s future and the impact on the world if Japan
continues to go slow on nuclear power, reduce its dependence on nuclear power, or turn
from it completely. Based on the experiences and perspectives of other countries, the
role of nuclear power in Japan and the world will be discussed.
Venue: Tokyo International Forum (Hall B7)
5-1, Marunouchi 3-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5221-9050
Conference Secretariat:
Department of International Affairs
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)
2-8, Toranomon 1-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8605, JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-6812-7109 Fax: +81-3-6812-7110
e-mail: [email protected]
January 14, 2015
Program (draft):
April 13 (Mon.)
Plenary Session (9:30-12:30)
Takashi Imai, Chairman, JAIF
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister (tbc)
Yoichi Miyazawa, Minister of Economy, Trade
and Industry (tbc)
<Special Presentations>
Yukiya Amano, Director General, International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (tbc)
 Admiral Denis C. Blair, Former Director of
National Intelligence and Commander in Chief,
U.S. Pacific Command
 William D. Magwood, Director General, OECD
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
 Kenji Yamaji, Director-General, the Research
Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
< Fukushima Daiichi NPS Report>
Naohiro Masuda, Managing Executive Officer,
President, Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination
and Decommissioning Engineering Company,
Chief Decommissioning Officer, Tokyo Electric
Power Co., Inc. (TEPCO)
Session 1 (14:00-17:30)
Why Nuclear? Views from the World
April 14 (Tue.)
Session 2 (9:30-12:30)
Is Japan Doing it Right?
Moderator: Akihiro Sawa, Director, International
Environmental Economic Institute
<Keynote presentation>
Michael Auslin, Director of Japan Studies,
the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) (tbc)
<Panel discussion>
Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman & CEO, The
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Kumi Fujisawa, President, Think tank Sophia
Ryuichiro Matsubara, Professor, The
University of Tokyo
Fukushima Session (14:00-17:30)
A Picture of Fukushima Tomorrow
Moderator: Shigeyuki Koide, Science Journalist, Moderator: Hiroshi Kainuma, Researcher,
President of Japanese Association of Science & Fukushima Future Center for Regional
Technology Journalists
Revitalization Project, Fukushima University
<Keynote presentation>
Brazil: Leonam Guimaraes, Managing and  (TBD)
Environment Director, Eletrobras Eletronuclear
China: Shaozhang Cui, Deputy General <Panel discussion>
Power  Motoya Kimura, Student, Fukushima
Development Co., Ltd (tbc)
France: Daniel Verwaerde,
Naoki Kobayashi, Municipal employee,
Namie-town, Fukushima prefecture
Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)  Cultural figures in Fukushima (tbc)
Entrepreneur in Fukushima (tbc)
India: S.A. Bhardwaj, Homi Bhabha Chair
Professor at DAE, Former Director (Technical)
of Nuclear Power Corporation of India
Russia: Dzhomart Aliev, Director General,
Rusatom Overseas (tbc)
U.K.: Hergen Haye, Chief Executive, Office for
Nuclear Development, Department of Energy
and Climate Change, U.K. (DECC)
Reception (17:30-19:00, Hall B5)
Exhibition by JAIF member companies (April
13-14, Hall B5)
*The program is subject to change.
January 14, 2015