Student Session

What is a student session?

Local high school and college of technology students will assume that they are the future leaders of the Futaba area, and think about what they should do now in order to bring about a desirable future for the area.
Based on statistical data and objective information on the reconstruction of the Futaba area and the decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, participants will observe the current situation in the difficult-to-return zone and reconstruction efforts at the site, After the tour, group discussions will be held on the basis of the difference between “the future that would have happened if nothing had been done” and “the future as envisioned by the participants”. (Backcasting from the ideal future)

Summary of the event

Student Session “Thinking with Students – Futaba Future Workshop

Dates August 5 (Sat.) and 6 (Sun.), 2023
Objective 1F arouse interest in and promote understanding of decommissioning of nuclear power plants x Listen carefully to the voices of local high school students
Place Futaba Town Industrial Exchange Center (F-BICC), etc.
Participation Target: High school and college of technology students in Fukushima Prefecture
Organized Nuclear Damage Liability and Decommissioning Support Organization (NDF)

Session Report


Saturday, August 5, 2023

Visit the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Museum and participate in fieldwork

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Futaba Future Workshop


  • ecture on the status of reconstruction in Futaba area (tentative)
  • Lecture on decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (tentative)
  • Write down what you want to know about decommissioning (fill out questionnaire) and answer
  • Lunch

Group work

  • Write down what you want to achieve in the future (based on the lecture in the morning)
  • Policy proposal “What kind of policies should be implemented from now on?
  • Presentations and exchange of opinions on the proposals from the future generation

Past Student Sessions

Past student sessions can be viewed in the past forum archive.

For those who wish to participate in the student sessions

Registration will start around early May 2023 (details will be posted on the website as soon as possible)