Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kohta Juraku, Cathryn Carson, Shinya Nagasaki, Mikael Jensen, Joonhong Ahn, Satoru Tanaka
    Pages 1-17 Open Access
  3. Understanding the Fukushima Daiichi Accident and Its Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Shinya Mizokami, Yuji Kumagai
      Pages 21-50 Open Access
    3. Satoru Tanaka, Shinichiro Kado
      Pages 51-83 Open Access
    4. Yasumasa Fujii, Ryōichi Komiyama
      Pages 105-115 Open Access
    5. Mikael Jensen
      Pages 123-128 Open Access
  4. Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. William E. Kastenberg
      Pages 165-187 Open Access
    3. J. Samuel Walker
      Pages 215-219 Open Access
  5. Basis for Moving Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Yoshiaki Oka, Dietmar Bittermann
      Pages 223-258 Open Access
    3. Taylor A. Choi, Sylvain V. Costes, Rebecca J. Abergel
      Pages 259-281 Open Access
    4. Shinya Nagasaki
      Pages 297-308 Open Access
    5. Tatsujiro Suzuki
      Pages 309-313 Open Access
  6. Reflections by Students and Mentors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Beth Cary
      Pages 317-339 Open Access
    3. Mary E. Sunderland
      Pages 341-352 Open Access
    4. Takuji Oda
      Pages 367-384 Open Access
  7. Education in Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Cathryn Carson
      Pages 387-402 Open Access
    3. Kohta Juraku
      Pages 403-411 Open Access
    4. Gayle K. Sato
      Pages 413-434 Open Access
    5. Kazuo Furuta
      Pages 435-454 Open Access
  8. Kohta Juraku, Cathryn Carson, Shinya Nagasaki, Mikael Jensen, Joonhong Ahn, Satoru Tanaka
    Pages E1-E2 Open Access

About this book


This book focuses on nuclear engineering education in the post-Fukushima era. It was edited by the organizers of the summer school held in August 2011 in University of California, Berkeley, as part of a collaborative program between the University of Tokyo and UC Berkeley. Motivated by the particular relevance and importance of social-scientific approaches to various crucial aspects of nuclear technology, special emphasis was placed on integrating nuclear science and engineering with social science. The book consists of the lectures given in 2011 summer school and additional chapters that cover developments in the past three years since the accident. It provides an arena for discussions to find and create a renewed platform for engineering practices, and thus nuclear engineering education, which are essential in the post-Fukushima era for nurturing nuclear engineers who need to be both technically competent and trusted in society.


Lessons Learned in the Fukushima Daiichi Accident Nuclear Engineering Education Post Fukushima era Nuclear Scene Severe Nuclear Accidents and Social Resilience Social Scientific Literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Joonhong Ahn
    • 1
  • Cathryn Carson
    • 2
  • Mikael Jensen
    • 3
  • Kohta Juraku
    • 4
  • Shinya Nagasaki
    • 5
  • Satoru Tanaka
    • 6
  1. 1.Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.HistoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.SundbybergSweden
  4. 4.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesTokyo Denki UniversityAdachi-kuJapan
  5. 5.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  6. 6.Department of Nuclear Engineering and ManagementUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12089-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12090-4
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