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Japan Column
August 17, 2010 (Latest update: Dec. 28, 2010)
Japan Society of Maintenology (JSM)
Cords and Standards, Nondestructive evaluation (NDE), Maintenance optimization, Pipe wall thinning, Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) Monju, Seismic Safety, Maintenance Methods, Welding Technology, Online maintenance, Condition Monitoring, Omaezaki (Shizuoka), Japan Society of Maintenology (JSM)

The 7th Annual Conference, hosted by Japan Society of Maintenology (JSM) was held from July 13 through 15, 2010 at Omaezaki Civic Hall and Hamaoka Nuclear Exhibition Center in Omaezaki-city, Shizuoka. The conference was co-hosted by Shizuoka University, COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics, Nagoya University Global COE Program and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

During the conference, about 900 participants including the locals discussed the nuclear energy not only from technical aspects but also from social aspects. The conference was successful and certainly helped the locals understand better about the nuclear safety.


Fig.1 Hamaoka Nuclear Exhibition Center in Omaezaki-city, Shizuoka

The program consisted of the special lecture, the panel discussion, and the general lectures. As for the details, please refer to the following paragraphs.

Day One (July 13, 2010)

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Special lecture : "The Energy and the Environment for Children’s Future"

Lecturer : Ms. Hiroko KIBA (anchorwoman, adjunct professor of Chiba University)

The topics such as the global warming, the self-sufficiency of energy supply, the soaring prices of resources, the huge energy consumption in developing countries, the changes in population were presented. Roles the nuclear power should play to solve the problems regarding to the energy security and the global warming were also discussed. Ms. Kiba introduced many useful approaches which can be easily done at home to realize a low-carbon society.

Panel discussion : "To Meet the Expectation Toward the Nuclear Power"

Coordinator : Prof. Koji OKAMOTO (University of Tokyo)
Panelists : Ms. Etsuko AKIBA (Atomic Energy Commission, Cabinet office)
  Ms. Setsuko SAWAIRI (Omaezaki Enenokai)
  Mr. Yasunori NOGUCHI (Deputy Director of Nuclear Power Inspection Division, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency)
  Prof. Tadashi NARABAYASHI (Hokkaido University)
  Mr. Yusuke KAJIKAWA (Director of Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.)

It was reconfirmed that the maintenance activities in the nuclear power plants (NPPs) promote the local economic activity through employment and make the environment more comfortable by reducing carbon dioxide due to the improvement of the availability. The improvement of the availability is resulted from the continuous upgrading of the maintenance systems and the safe operations of NPPs. The JSM should play an important role for the availability improvement.


Fig.2 Audiences wating for the special lecture and the panel discussion to start at Omaezaki Civic Hall


Fig.3 The panel discussion "To Meet the Expectation Toward the Nuclear Power"

>> Day Two (July 14, 2010)

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[A-1] Codes and Standards
[A-2] Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)
[B-1] Poster Session and Shotgun Presentation
[B-2] Maintenance Optimization
[C-1] Pipe Wall Thinning – its Management and Measurement
[C-2] Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) Monju
[E-1] Maintenance Sociology (Part I "Community Relations")
[E-2] International Session
[E-3] Industry-academic Collaboration (Part I) - Needs and Case Studies
[F-3] EJAM Session

>> Day Three (July 15, 2010)

[A-4] Seismic Safety
[A-5] Maintenance Methods and Welding Technology (Part I)
[B-4] Maintenance sociology (Part II "Consensus Building")
[B-5] Maintenance Methods and Welding Technology (Part II)
[C-4] Online maintenance
[C-5] Condition Monitoring
[E-4] Industry-academic Collaboration (Part II)
[E-5] Structure and Material Intensity
[F-4] Student Session
EJAM Japan Column "The JSM 7th Annual Conference at Omaezaki, Shizuoka"