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WORKSHOP: The Potential Contribution of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies to the Decarbonization and Economic Development of Japan and the U.S.

Presented by the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative at the University of Michigan and the Center for Research on Nuclear Decommissioning at Tohoku University
May 29–31, 2024
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative at the University of Michigan, together with its partner, the Center for Research on Nuclear Decommissioning at Tohoku University, will host a workshop on “The Potential Contribution of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies to the Decarbonization and Economic Development of Japan and the U.S.”, on May 29–31, 2024 in Sendai, Japan. This workshop, supported by the U.S. Consulate in Sapporo, will involve not only academic experts, but also advanced nuclear reactor developers, policymakers, and leaders of non-governmental organizations. The goal of this workshop is to introduce the various new nuclear reactor technologies, with an emphasis on SMRs and microreactors, and to determine their role in decarbonization strategies of advanced industrial economies such as Japan and the United States. The workshop will also explore the potential economic development aspects of introducing new “green technologies”, and the prospects for job creation.  

The workshop will take place on the campus of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. The workshop officially takes place on May 30-31, with an optional site visit to the Fukushima nuclear reactor on May 29th. The site visit to Fukushima is limited to 40 people, so only the first 40 who register and express interest will be able to participate in the site visit. 

Lunch will be provided on May 30th and on May 31st. There will be a welcome dinner on the 29th, and a buffet banquet dinner on the 30th.

Our colleagues at Tohoku recommend the following hotels:

The Westin Sendai
The Westin in Sendai has the best views and is an American-style property. The room rate for the Westin is roughly $135-$150/night.

The Mitsui Garden Hotel
The Mitsui Garden is a Japanese hotel known for its spa baths on the property. The Mitsui Garden currently has rooms available for $79/night (using Google hotels).

Sendai Kokusai Hotel
The Kokusai is also a Japanese property and is known for its gourmet buffet breakfast. The Kokusai Hotel has offered us a block of rooms for $67/night, plus an additional $18 for breakfast. The block of rooms is called “The University of Michigan Advanced Nuclear Workshop”. This is where the University of Michigan team will be staying. Please let Barbara Peitsch (bpeitsch@umich.edu) know if you have booked yourself a room under the block. We have to release rooms that have not been taken by May 19th.

 

This event is by invitation only. Please refer to the email invitation for registration information.