2019 Crisis Management

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Omoto Akira  Chiba Satoshi  Sagara Hiroshi  Ito Tetsuro  Okamoto Hiroshi  Sugawara Shinetsu  Itabashi Isao  Tominaga Shinya  Taniguchi Tomihiro 
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Intensive (原講571, North No.2, 5F-571)  
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Course description and aims

The purpose of the series of lectures is to cultivate understanding on how the risk management scheme should be designed and implemented. Lecturers include experts from nuclear and non-nuclear field.
Enrolled students are supposed to belong to doctorial course.

Student learning outcomes

Understanding on how the risk management scheme should be designed and implemented


Crisis management

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture, discussion and exercise

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 (June 16 (Sun) 09:00-10:30) Crisis management in Japan Understand and be capable to discuss on what the crisis management framework should be based on knowledge of the frameworks in and outside of Japan and of lessons learned from Fukushima-Daiichi Accident
Class 2 (June 16 (Sun) 10:45-12:15) Crisis management of power systems Understand and be capable to discuss on crisis management of power systems including what it should be, provisions & management, in order to assure its high reliability, for instance, when faced with
Class 3 (June 16 (Sun) 13:20-14:50) Risk management and Communication Understand and be capable to discuss on crisis communication, consensus communication and care communication including good practices and what they should be
Class 4 (June 16 (Sun) 15:05-16:35) International terrorism and countermeasure, and nuclear security Understand and be capable to discuss on the status and trend of terrorism, on what countermeasure is taken and should be taken, on the structure of nuclear security including differences from nuclear safety
Class 5 (June 22 (Sat) 09:00-10:30) Cyber-security and required information infrastructure to implement crisis management Understand and be capable to discuss on cyber security especially vulnerability of nuclear power plants, its countermeasure. Also Understand and be capable to discuss on information infrastructure necessary for crisis management based on lessons learned from Fukushima-Daiichi Accident
Class 6 (June 22 (Sat) 10:45-12:15) Installing integrated governance regime for safety and security Understand and be capable to discuss on necessary regime of global safety and security and on where problems lie
Class 7 (June 22 (Sat) 13:20-14:50) The role of international organization and global standards including crisis management Understand and be capable to discuss on the role of international nuclear organs and their standards including where problems lie. Discussion includes crisis management., but, in order to cultivate capacity as a regulator, discussion covers safety.
Class 8 (June 22 (Sat) 15:05-16:35) Discussion and Exercise Capacity building for communication (which is critically important for crisis management) through discussion on a topical issue related to crisis management and exercise



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Ian Mitroff, “Managing Crises before they happen”, ISBN-13: 978-4198614324
Hayashi and Yamaji, “Google’s decision when it faced crisis” (Japanese)
Tokyo chamber of Commerce, “Crisis Management manual” (Japanese)
IAEA Nuclear Security Series 22 “Cyber Security for Nuclear Security Professionals”
“Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System”, National Academy, USA
Chatham house report “Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities”

Assessment criteria and methods

Report to check understanding, capability to recognize challenges and insights

Related courses

  • NCL.O603 : Risk Assessment and Management

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Understanding and knowledge of risk and risk management

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