Tokyo Tech News
The 6th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards was held from February 20 to March 3, 2017. This year, a total of 89 participants, including 15 lecturers, 17 invited students and 10 Dojo students, 25 general participants, and members of the media came together to focus on the topic of nuclear safety.
In the first part of this year's event, highly renowned experts invited from Japan and overseas delivered lectures on safety-related themes at Tokyo Tech's Ookayama Campus. Students and young professionals then visited the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to deepen their understanding of radiation effects on humans. They also visited Monju, the prototype fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture to get hands-on experience regarding the fundamentals, components, and maintenance of such reactors.
Inspired by the lectures and site visits, participants then split into five groups to hold discussions and deliver presentations regarding two global issues; severe nuclear accidents and final disposal of radioactive waste.
Tokyo Tech continues to conduct the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent Cultivation Program in order to develop professionals who will serve as global nuclear energy leaders in industry, government, and academia.