Nuclear Safety

Scholarly Publications

The Fukushima Disaster and Japan's Nuclear Plant Vulnerability in Comparative Perspective

May 2013

We consider the vulnerability of nuclear power plants to a disaster like the one that occurred at Fukushima Daiichi.

A comparative institutional analysis of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lessons and policy implications

February 2013

This paper analyzes the causes, responses, and consequences of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident (March 2011) by comparing these with Three Mile Island (March 1979) and Chernobyl (April...

Other Publications

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

News

Why the US-Japan Partnership Prospered Despite Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 2020

There has been little diplomatic conflict between the United States and Japan over the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII, but that stability could change in the future, writes...

Events

The Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 5 Years Later

March 10, 2016

It has been five years since the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and associated nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Business as Usual: Fukushima in Light of the Great Cold War Plutonium Disasters

May 14, 2012

While Chernobyl, and now Fukushima, are household words, far fewer people have heard of Maiak in the southern Urals and Hanford in eastern Washington State where Soviet and American engineers built...

People

Photo of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC