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POST-WCSJ2015 TOUR TO JAPAN: PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE & APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

April 7, 2015 posted in Conferences
Post WCSJ2015 Japan Tour 1: Fukushima

This press tour will visit Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, site of the nuclear accident that occurred during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and a nearby town affected by the disaster. Participants will travel by bus from Tokyo to Fukushima, and visit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant while wearing protective clothing. The tour will also hear from locals of Miharu, Fukushima, 45 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi, about the conditions at the time of the accident and the current state of reconstruction efforts.

Date: June 11-13, 2015
Departure from Gimpo International Airport: 19:20 on June 11th
Return to Gimpo International Airport: 22:05 on June 13th
Application Deadline: Noon (GMT) on April 18th, 2015


More details on Tour 1 can be found here.


Post WCSJ2015 Japan Tour 2: Kyushu

This tour will visit Fukuoka, the Japanese prefecture closest to South Korea, where global top research institutes carrying out research and tests to create a hydrogen energy society based on fuel cells. The participants will also meet experts in data journalism, and discuss the topic with them. The tour will then visit Yanagawa, a historical castle town, and industrial sites that supported Japan’s modernization which have efforts underway to list them as World Heritage Sites in 2015.

Date: June 11-13, 2015
Departure from Incheon International Airport: 18:35 on June 11th
Return to Incheon International Airport: 17:55 on June 13th
Application Deadline: Noon (GMT) on April 18th, 2015

More details on Tour 2 can be found here
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