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COVID-19 Information and Guidance


The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy extends its deepest condolences over the loss of life and our sympathies to the people of Japan over the tragedy caused by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

"We are profoundly saddened by this terrible disaster," said Baker Institute founding director Edward P. Djerejian. "From the very beginning of the establishment of the Baker Institute, we have worked closely with individuals and institutions in Japan on public policy issues of mutual interest. The institute is committed to lending our voice to support the relief and recovery efforts now and in the weeks and months ahead."

For the latest information on the disaster and the situation in Japan, as well as ways to help, visit the U.S. State Department website.

On April 8, the Science and Technology Policy Program and the Energy Forum held a panel discussion to discuss the impact of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power plant. "Japan: The Aftermath" featured scientists and scholars who discussed the health and policy implications of these events. For those unable to attend the event,  the Baker Institute has produced a four-minute video of highlights from the program, which can be viewed here:


A webcast of the April 8 event is also available.

For more Baker Institute coverage of Japan, please see: