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Sep. 22, 2014
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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URL http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/index.html

International Symposium on Risk Communication
-How can we communicate risk and how can we confront risk in society-

The Great East Japan Earthquake brought extensive damage on our society with earthquakes, tsunamis, and nuclear plant accidents. The complication and the confusion shed a light on several issues on decision making and communication among scientists, policy makers and our society under uncertain conditions. The world class researchers come to this symposium to update their research on how we should cope with risk communication and risk management.

Date&Time: October 16 (Thu), 2014 0930-1720

Organizer: National Science Foundation, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Venue: Sokairo Hall, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies http://www.grips.ac.jp/en/about/access/
Participation fee: Free
Target audiences: General public (simultaneous interpretation to be provided)
On-line registration is required in advance: http://www.prime-pco.com/rcsymposium2014/index_en.html
* The applications are accepted on first-come and first-served basis


09:30-09:40 Opening remarks from organizers (NSF and JST)
09:40-09:55 Context and program for the symposium (Haruo Hayashi, Kyoto University)
09:55-12:30 SESSION I: Risk communication: Interpreting and acting on risks from natural and technological hazards
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-16:00 SESSION II: Motives and mechanisms for sharing risk information
16:00-17:00 Panel discussion: Risk communication principles and processes: prospects for progress
17:00-17:15 Wrap-up

SPEAKERS (Provisional):

Ann Bostrom (University of Washington); Haruo Hayashi (Kyoto University)
Michael Lindell (Texas A&M University); Carmen Keller (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Timothy McDaniels (University of British Columbia); Jeannette Sutton (University of Kentucky)
David Johnston (Joint Centre for Disaster Research); Roger Kasperson (Clark University)
Midori Aoyagi (National Institute of Environmental Studies); Naoya Sekiya (The University of Tokyo)
Shigeo Tatsuki (Doshisha University); Kazuya Nakayachi (Doshisha University)
Yutaka Matsui (University of Tsukuba)


Taiji Hasegawa, Hisashi Fujita, and Kazuyoshi Shimada
Center for Science Communication, JST
Tel: +81-3-5214-7625 Fax: +81-3-5214-8088


JST, an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan, establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society. For more information, visit http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/