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Richard Broinowski: Fallout from Fukushima


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Following the tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster at Fukushima last year, former diplomat and ambassador Richard Broinowski travelled to the irradiated zone, to look at all aspects of nuclear power in Japan.

Today, he examines the human side of the tsunami and its aftermath, as well as the political and economic realities behind Japanese nuclear power. What is Australia’s role as Japan’s greatest supplier of uranium, and how have the events at Fukushima impacted on other countries’ nuclear aspirations?

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good rant. Every Thursday, the Wheeler Centre hosts an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, where writers and thinkers can have their say on the topics that won’t let them sleep at night.

Featuring some of our most compelling voices across just about every sector of human endeavour you can imagine, the themes dominating Lunchbox/Soapbox are proudly idiosyncratic. BYO lunch. Ideas provided.


Richard Broinowski

Richard Broinowski served as third secretary in the Australian Embassy, Tokyo in the 1960s, and was later executive director of the Japan Secretariat, a research group in the Department of Foreign Affairs in the 1980s. Other postings were at Australian embassies in Rangoon,Tehran and Manila. Richard... Read more


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