Thursday, March 11, 2021 marks a decade since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which resulted in a tsunami as well as the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to the triple disaster:
- Post-earthquake efforts in Japan
- Currently researching on lessons that British Columbia can learn from Japan on earthquakes and tsunamis
*Unavailable Wednesday 12–1 p.m., 4–6 p.m. and Thursday 5–6 p.m.
- Experienced the 2011 earthquake first-hand while researching Japanese literature in Tokyo
- Can discuss the cultural and social impact of the triple disaster
- Nuclear energy and regulation
- Nuclear waste management and disposal
- Macfarlane is the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and travelled to Fukushima twice in 2012 and 2015.
- Nakamura is the curator of Museum of Anthropology’s latest exhibition, A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake, based on the past 10 years of her engagement with the disaster region as an anthropologist.
- She will host an online tour of the exhibition on March 11 at 7 p.m.
- She can comment on the artistic, cultural and social responses to the triple disaster.
- Trends in nuclear energy production and changes in nuclear policies of various countries as a result of the Fukushima disaster
- Nuclear reactor safety lessons from Fukushima
- New reactor designs and accident risks
- Social and cultural impacts of disaster, reconstruction and preparedness; with a focus on Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction after 2015
*Unavailable Tuesday and Thursday afternoon