Japan government engages with Forum's Risk Response Network on recovery efforts from 11 March quake

In a pre-recorded video, Yukio Edano, Chief Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Office of Japan, updated members of the World Economic Forum’s Risk Officers Community and Global Agenda Councils on the challenges facing Japan following the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.

Regarding the ongoing nuclear crisis, he said that officials, with cooperation from the international community, were doing everything to bring the situation under control and that the government will shared its knowledge and experience to reinforce the safety of nuclear power generation. He also said that manufacturing supply chains, which had been disrupted by the disaster, were being restored, and that that food distribution and safety were being met with stringent quality control.

He added that the government is continuing to avoid reputational damage by providing accurate information, and welcomes cooperation and innovative ideas from the international community, including the World Economic Forum, as Japan begins its reconstruction phase.

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