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We are delighted to invite you to join our virtual event on November 30, 2020, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EST / December 1, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. JST. Prior to 2011, Japan had achieved a fair degree of energy independence through its nuclear reactor fleet, which provided thirty percent of Japan’s electricity generation. However, the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident led to the decommissioning of part of Japan’s nuclear reactor fleet, which had been the foundation of Japan’s energy security and climate strategy.

Japan’s decision has significant implications for its energy security, civil nuclear export capabilities, and climate goals. In this virtual event, panelists will discuss the effects on Japan’s credibility as a nuclear energy exporter and key contributor to international bodies focused on nuclear regulations and safeguards; future prospects for the country’s energy mix and import dependence; and potential pathways for Japan to meet its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.