Japanese Emergency Response to the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)
On March 11, 2011 the Great Earthquake disaster of Eastern Japan hit. An underwater earthquake in the Pacific Ocean with a magnitude of 9.0-9.1 lasted for 6 minutes triggering the oceans’ wrath by creating tsunamis with maximum heights of 40.5 meters. This earthquake is the strongest earthquake Japan has ever experienced and was accompanied with multiple aftershocks but it does not stop there. A tsunami hit a nuclear power plant in Fukushima and flooded the main parts of the reactors which led to three meltdowns, three hydrogen explosions, and the release of radioactive contamination. With so many crises hitting Japan at the same time, everything in the country is in chaos. So, how will you save the Japanese people?
Topic A: Emergency Response to Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Topic B: Containment of the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates: