4.11 International Symposium: From Hiroshima and Bikini to Fukushima and the World – Exchanging the voices and actions of the citizens

Hosting Organizations:
The Japanese Scientists’ Association Fukushima Branch
 (Phone & Fax: 024-548-8390)
Toyota Foundation Grant Project: From Fukushima to the world: Building network and archiving stories of radiation exposures for future generations

Organized in cooperation with:
Queen’s University, Canada
Media History Research Center, Concordia University, Canada
NichiBei Care & NichiBei Care CIIS

When: 4.11.2015 (Sat)
Venue: CORASSE FUKUSHIMA, 6th Floor, Multi – Purpose Room 
(JR Fukushima West Exit, 3 min walk) http://www.corasse.com
Language: Japanese & English (Interpreter: KASAI Aya)

This is a free event open to the public.

Program

Moderator: GOTO Yasuo (Fukushima University)

10:00 – 10:15 Opening and welcome
SAITO Yoshiharu (Fukushima Center for Collaborative Regeneration) 

10:15 – 11:15 Key Note: NEMOTO Takashi 
(President of Fukushima Family Farmers Movement, Member of the Japanese Scientists’ Association) 
Living in radiation affected Fukushima, Living as farmers

11:15 – 12:45 
 Julie Salverson (Queen’s University, Canada)
Peter C.van Wyck (Concordia University, Canada)
From Canada’s Great Bear Lake to Fukushima: Journeys along the atomic highway – History, politics, performance and memoir

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Hour

14:00 – 15:00 Robert Jacobs  (Hiroshima City University Peace Institute)
Pretending Fukushima is new: How studying sites of radiological contamination around the world can help us to understand the present and future in Fukushima      

15:00 – 16:00 AIHARA Hiroko (Journalist, Fukushima Resident)
From radiation affected Martial Islands Bikini nuclear testing in 1954 to 3.11 Fukushima

16:00 – 18:00 Social gathering with food and drinks (1000yen)

For more information please contact: Fukushima University GOTO Yasuo’s office
Phone and fax: 024-548-8390

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