About the “Citizens’ Commission on Nuclear Energy (CCNE)”

1. Objectives

To organize a platform having think-tank function of collecting, analyzing and dis-seminating information, as well as making policy recommendations necessary to construct a society free of nuclear energy.

To create a place enabling people with a wide range of opinions to discuss how to construct a society free of nuclear energy.

2. Activities

To create a forum for a wide range of discussions in order to construct a society free of nuclear energy

To make policy recommendations

To elaborate a “Framework for Nuclear Energy Phaseout Policy”

3. Organizational Scheme of CCNE

4. Names of working groups and the respective subjects they address

(1) Working Group on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and Assistance
  to Victims (Working Group on Fukushima Accident)
    …What measures are required to rehabilitate the disaster area and
    to support the victims of the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident?
(2) Working Group on Nuclear Waste
    …How should the spent nuclear fuel and nuclear wastes be managed?
(3) Working Group on the Process for a Nuclear Energy Phaseout
    …What concrete process should be followed in order to construct a society free of
    nuclear energy?
(4) Working Group on Nuclear Regulation
    …Premised on a phase out of nuclear energy, what nuclear regulation is required?

5. Activity schedule (subject to change)

April 15, 2013 : Inauguration
September 2013 : Announcement of draft outline of the “Framework for Nuclear Energy
       Phaseout Policy”
March 2014 : Publication of the first “Framework for Nuclear Energy Phaseout Policy” (to be
       updated every year)

At any time of the year, occasional policy recommendations, workshop events, and other
activities will be undertaken as needed.
(The Commission will meet about once a month, while the sections are to be held
at any time as necessary.)

6. Contact

Citizens’ Commission on Nuclear Energy
c/o The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science
3F Arai bld. 4-15 Yotsuya-Honshio-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 160-0003
TEL/FAX: +81-3-3358-7064