Providing of scientific information in the nuclear accident: Settle on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident after 2011 Tohoku earthquake

Miho Namba, Mikihito Tanaka, Miki Saijo

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Abstract

On March 11, 2011, the east coast of Japan was struck by a major earthquake. TRight after the earthquake and tsunami, three nuclear reactors lost power, causing a core meltdown, and the release of radioactive materials into the atmosphere. The disaster and following the nuclear power plant accident is unprecedented in history. The crisis communication especially about scientific information was abundantly mixed. In this article, I would like to review the communication between people and the government, providing mass media and how people seeking the information. In crisis situation, people don't know what they want to know but they want to know something about their concern. In the crisis, people utilize the internet especially social network sites. That is interactive media. And a new NPO, Science Media Center Japan provide scientific information rapidly. The Q&A style information that was provided by SMCJ gained mass acceptance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKMIS 2014 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing
EditorsKecheng Liu, Joaquim Filipe, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherINSTICC Press
Pages326-330
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789897580505
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event6th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, KMIS 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2014 Oct 212014 Oct 24

Publication series

NameKMIS 2014 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing

Other

Other6th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, KMIS 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period14/10/2114/10/24

Keywords

  • Crisis communication
  • Disaster communication
  • Information seeking
  • Risk communication
  • Science communication
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Namba, M., Tanaka, M., & Saijo, M. (2014). Providing of scientific information in the nuclear accident: Settle on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident after 2011 Tohoku earthquake. In K. Liu, J. Filipe, & J. Filipe (Eds.), KMIS 2014 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (pp. 326-330). (KMIS 2014 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing). INSTICC Press.