27 May '11, 9am

#Japan nuclear crisis panel led by expert in failure #NewsQuake

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Yotaro Hatamura delves into the causes of the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant, he'll be drawing on year of experience with mistakes -- other people's. Hatamura, tapped this week by Prime Minister Naoto Kan to head a team that will investigate the causes of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, heads the Association for the Study of Failure, a consulting group dedicated to helping organisations learn from their mistakes. "Japanese culture puts great weight on 'face' and so failure is not acceptable," Kenji Iino, vice chair of the association, told Reuters in an interview. "People try to hide their mistakes ... But that tends to just make things worse and similar mistakes happen. The basic idea is to explain and analyse openly to prevent the same mistakes being made over and over again." Among the disasters the group has...

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