■ Monday 10 November
Participants from overseas arrive in Japan.
19:00 ~ 21:00 Preliminary meeting for the workshop
■ Tuesday 11 November
10:00 ~ 11:45 Opening Ceremony
10:00 ~ 10:05 Opening Remarks by the APEC-VC Workshop Chairman
(Dr. Yutaka Suzuki, Director-General of Himeji Institute of Technology)
In what may be a major victory for residents in Buan county in North Jeolla province, the Blue House reportedly is considering a plan to drop construction of a nuclear waste disposal facility in the area.
A Blue House source said the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy has drafted two plans: One is to go ahead with the construction; ..
Almost 70 percent of elementary school students did not attend classes yesterday in Buan, North Jeolla province, as they and their parents joined in a protest against the construction of a nuclear disposal facility on Wido Island.
The Buan Educational Office said that 2,760 elementary students out of 4,043 in the area joined in the boycott.
President Roh Moo-hyun warned yesterday that the government will proceed with its nuclear waste-site project as originally planned if anti-nuclear protesters continue to use violence as a means of obstructing it.
"We should seek dialogue (with the local residents), but if such dialogue becomes impossible due to the extreme nature of their c..
Supporting Committee of APEC Virtual Center for Environmental Technology Exchange, Japan
Humankind is now faced with many serious environmental problems. Some, such as global warming and ozone layer depletion, affect the entire planet. Others, such as air and water pollution, primarily affect local areas. Resolving ..