2021 Crisis Management

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Omoto Akira  Chiba Satoshi  Sagara Hiroshi  Yasuda Nakahiro  Tominaga Shinya  Itabashi Isao  Sugawara Shinetsu  Nojima Tsuyoshi 
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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

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Omoto: Experiences at Utility's nuclear power division helps his lecture on Crisis Management: its framework and the role of public authorities
Nojima: Experiences as a journalist of staying outside of Japan helps hi understanding of the strength in the background of pandemic strategy in the country and helps his lecture on Pandemic Crisis Management
Tominaga:Experiences of design at Toshiba in cyber security and information infrastructure helps his lecture on Cyber security and Information Infrastructure for Crisis Management
Itabashi: Experiences at professional activities at CPP helps his lecture on International Terrorism and Nuclear Security


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 (May 22 (Sat) 8:50-10:30) Crisis Management: its framework and the role of public authorities Goal: Understand and be capable to discuss on the global framework for crisis management and the role of public authority in it.
Class 2 (May 22 (Sat)10:45-12:25) Pandemic crisis management Goal: Understand and be capable to discuss on what the crisis management framework should be on a national level. Pandemic crisis management is picked up as an example.
Class 3 (May 22 (Sat)13:30-15:10) Fukui/Tsuruga model for Nuclear Emergency Management Goal: Understand and be capable to discuss on offsite crisis management at a time of nuclear accident. Fukui/Tsuruga model is picked up as an example.
Class 4 (May 23 (Sun) 8:50-10:30) Risk management and Communication Goal: Understand and be capable to discuss on crisis communication, consensus communication and care communication including good practices and what they should be.
Class 5 (May 23 (Sun) 10:45-12:25) Cyber-security and required information infrastructure to implement crisis management Goal: 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 (May 23 (Sun) 13:30-15:10) International terrorism and countermeasure, and nuclear security Goal: 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 7 (May 23 (Sun) 15:25-17:05) Discussion and Exercise Goal: 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.

Jared Diamond, “Upheaval, How nations cope with crisis and change”, Penguin, 2019
Nassim Nicholas Taleb “Antifragile”, 2013
ISO standards 22301, 22320, 22325
Tetsuro Ito「National Crisis Management:Philosophy and Practice Learned from Examples」(Gyosei)
IAEA GSR Part7 “Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency”
WHO Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management framework
Takeshi Nojima「Why Chinese Taipei successfully prevented COVID-19」(Fuso books)
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

Participation to exercise, 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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