The first session of the 2012 Japan Futures Initiative Spring Symposium examined energy security challenges for Japan and the world in the wake of the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.  The discussant was Julia Kulik, University of Toronto. Panellists were as follows: Akira Igata (Doctoral Student in the Graduate School of Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, and Working Group Member, Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident); John Kirton (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Director of the G8 Research Group, and Co-Director of the G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs); James Manicom (SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON).

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