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OAG Deutsche Ges. für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens
OAG Haus
7-5-56 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-0052


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The presentation will be given in Japanese with simultaneous English translation. Admission is free; it is necessary to register at: forum@dijtokyo.org. It will not be possible to participate without reservation.
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DIJ /OAG Joint Event

The truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster

September 16, 2015 / 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan

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Naoto Kan had to cope with the Fukushima nuclear accident during his term as Prime Minister of Japan. What did really happen during and after this unprecedented disaster in Japan’s post-war history? After his resignation as Prime Minister, Naoto Kan has given his personal account of the accident on many occasions and continues to work towards a nuclear free Japan. In his speech he will talk about his experience of one of the most dramatic events in Japanese history and certainly the most challenging for any head of government. He will also give insights about the current discussion on nuclear energy in Japan.

Naoto Kan
Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), since 1980 member of the House of Representatives, was Prime Minister of Japan from June 2010 to September 2011.

Frank Rövekamp
East Asia Institute, Ludwigshafen University, who has translated the Fukushima memoirs of Naoto Kan, will introduce the speaker and moderate the discussion.

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