On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA), Nagasaki University, hosted a Japanese press conference via Zoom for the release of the Japanese and Korean versions of the Pandemic Futures and Nuclear Weapon Risks report.
The press conference recording is available to download here:
https://nudrive.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/public/S5nUQArK9QgA2rwB1S93h49CDgDsM09eCXk_NidNcq0L (Password: recna20210127)
The report, which is now available in both Korean and Japanese, identifies future scenarios, challenges and opportunities for governments, civil society, and market actors to reduce existential risks, including nuclear risks, in Northeast Asia. The findings are the culmination of a series of scenario planning workshops imagining highly uncertain future conditions and generating a series of “robust actions” that if taken today would ensure that states and societies are better prepared for future risks. Many of the report’s recommendations are drawn from lessons from the pandemic for addressing nuclear threats and cover constituent engagement, technological solutions and regional approaches.
The project is co-hosted by the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA), the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (APLN), and Nautilus Institute, in cooperation with the Nagasaki University Planetary Health Project and the Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia (PSNA).