Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 12 noon
Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Building Smart Communities Tohji

Kazuyuki Tohji, Professor and Chair of the Environment Science Department, Tohoku University

Masato Suzuki, Director and Consul, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan (introduction)

Energy systems in Japan were seriously damaged due to the accidents at nuclear power plants in the wake of the catastrophic Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Recognizing the importance of recovery, renovation and renewal, Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo focused on designing and building a next-generation, new integrated energy-management system.

Tohji, working with a team of experts from Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo, has created a new design vision of community-based energy using renewable sources such as waves and ocean currents along the Sanriku Coast, solar power plants and a microalgae power plant that will supply power for an energy efficient Ishinomaki City. Please join Professor Tohji for this new design vision of community based energy systems, renewal energy and energy management efficiency.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students
Program Organizer: Ann Clark
Also know: In association withthe Japan Information Center and the Consul General of Japan