On January 30-31, 2012, Director of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine O. Kliuchnykov, Director of the Scientific Research Institute for Agricultural Radiology of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine V. Kashparov, Head of Nuclear & Radiation Safety Division of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants V.Krasnov were visiting Japan at the invitation of the Head of the Study Group on Optimization of Nuclear Safety Regulations of the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization Mr. Wataru Mizumachi.
On January 30, 2012, in the frame of the Symposium, Ukrainian Chernobyl consequences overcoming and mitigation experts delivered some presentations for the representatives of Electric Power Сompanies-NPPs Operator of Japan, scientific and technical experts in the field of nuclear safety, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations and commissions involved in post-accident activities at “Fukushima-Daiichi” NPP and rehabilitation of radiation-contaminated land, as well as journalists of leading mass-media of Japan.
On January 31, 2012 the three-hour press-conference of Ukrainian scientists was held for more than 10 representatives of Japan's most influential mass-media. Journalists asked the most disturbing questions for Japanese about consequences of the largest man-made disaster occurred 25 years ago in Ukraine, the impact of radiation on the affected people and their treatment, policy of state regarding the evacuated population and liquidators, measures and experience that could help the Japanese to overcome the Fukushima crisis by using Ukraine's advanced and reliable technologies.
The same day, the Ukrainian delegation met with members of the Parliamentary Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission headed by Сhairman, former Head of the Council for Science and Technology of Japan Mr.Kiyoshi Kurokawa. During the meeting, our experts responded to numerous questions of members of Commission in accordance with their mandate and objectives. Vice-Chairman, former Ambassador of Japan to the UN Mr.Kenzo Osima pointed out that the visit of the special delegation of the Parliamentary Commission to Ukraine to study of the Ukrainian experience at the place of disaster is currently under consideration.