This session deals with the Fukushima nuclear power plants accidents in 2011 based on our book published by Springer in 2015. Adding to historical analysis and communication failure analysis, we will examine this accident from the perspective of "responsible innovation" in HORIZEN 2020 by EU.
This session deals with the nuclear power plants accidents in Fukushima in 2011 in the context of responsible innovation. First, four presentations are provided based on our book, "Lessons from Fukushima: Japanese Case Studies on Science, Technology and Society", published by Springer in 2015. They include: historical analysis on how the nuclear power plants are embedded in political, economic, and social contexts of Japan, analysis on communication failure between experts and public as well as reports on deliberative poll and public engagement for decision-making on how to deal with future energy. Two European discussants will examine the Fukushima accident from the perspective of "responsible innovation" in HORIZEN 2020 by EU science and technology policy. After that, the session will be open to the flour to discuss how we can manage safety regulation of nuclear power plants considering responsible innovation. Case Studies for Responsible Innovation: Lessons from Fukushima Organizer: Yuko Fuigaki (University of Tokyo) 1) The process through which nuclear power plants are embedded in political, economic, and social contexts in Japan, Yuko Fujigaki (University of Tokyo) 2) Agenda building intervention of socio-scientific issues: A science media centre, Mikihito Tanaka (Waseda University) 3) Rhetorical marginalization of science and democracy: Politics in risk discourse on radioactive risks, Hideyuki Hirakawa(Oosaka University), Masashi Shirabe(Tokyo Institute of Technology) 4) Public participation in decision-making on energy policy: The case of the "national discussion" after Fukushima accident, Naoyuki Mikami(Hokkaido University) Discussants Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna) Wiebe Bijker (Maastricht University)