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.


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

国際シンポジウム ヒロシマ・ビキニからフクシマへ、そしてフクシマから世界へ  -住民の声と行動のグローバルな交流-  2015年4月11日



トヨタ財団助成プロジェクト 「福島発 世界へ―世代を超え未来につなぐ被ばく体験のアーカイブ化とネットワーク構築」


会場:福島市 公共施設「コラッセふくしま」6階マルチ・パーパス・ルーム(JR福島駅 西口 徒歩3分)



10:00-10:15 歓迎挨拶 斉藤富春(ふくしま復興共同センター代表)

10:15-11:15 基調講演  根本敬(福島県農民連会長、日本科学者会議会員)「核被害地フクシマで生きる、農民として生きる」


ジュリー・サルバーソン (クイーンズ大学、オンタリオ、カナダ)
「カナダ・グレートベア湖から福島へ:核の道を旅する ― 歴史、政治、パフォーマンス、回想― 」

12:45-14:00  昼食・休憩

14:00-15:00 ロバート・ジェイコブズ  (広島市立大学平和研究所)「フクシマは新しくない:世界の放射能汚染地域の研究からわかるフクシマの現在と未来」

15:00-16:00 藍原 寛子 (フリーランス・ジャーナリスト、福島市在住)「核被害のマーシャル諸島・ビキニから3・11フクシマへ」

16:00-18:00 交流会(同会場  会費 1000円程度)

問い合わせ先:福島大学 後藤康夫研究室 電話・ファックス 024-548-8390

November 16, 2014 Gathering Report


Nov 16, 2014 Free Lecture & Workshop with Julie Salverson


The Highway of the Atom: Stories and resilience
-How do we help the helpers?

Nov 16, 2014 Sunday 10:00 -15:00

CIIS 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103
This workshop is free and open to public.
Please bring a dish to share at our potluck 12-1.
For more info, contact nichibeiciis@outlook.com

Julie Salverson is a writer, scholar and community animator. Over the past thirty years she has founded and run two theatre companies (Second Look Community Arts and Flying Blind Theatre Events) and has worked extensively in developing curriculum and performance work in professional/community partnerships. She has given workshops and keynotes for diverse groups using creative arts to share stories, analyze community issues and address difficult dynamics within groups and organizations.  She has published extensively about creative arts and trauma, the artist as witness, historical memory, ethics and the imagination.  Shelter, her cartoon chamber opera about the atomic bomb premiered with Tapestry New Opera/Edmonton Opera in 2012 and played in Toronto in 2014. She is Associate Professor of Drama at Queen’s University and Adjunct Professor at The Royal Military College of Canada. Her book Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir will be published in 2016.

In the morning Julie will talk about her work with nuclear contamination in Canada’s Northwest Territories and how she has passed this story on through an opera and a memoir. She will show some of the documentary The Village of Widows by Peter Blow, the story of the uranium mine on Great Bear Lake and the trip the Dene people from that land made to Hiroshima. Julie will discuss how she does resilience training and explores narrative possibilities through theatre with first responders and other communities. 

In the afternoon she will give an experiential workshop designed to encourage risk taking, vulnerability and connection in the telling of stories. Julie offers practical exercises to ground people in the present moment, share stories, explore connections and strategize possibilities for small changes. There is never any need for anyone to name a private experience; the spirit of the workshop is pleasure and exploration. No experience is necessary, but please come willing to work on your feet. This event is cosponsored by CIIS Student Alliance, NichiBei Care and NichiBei Care CIIS. 


Oct 5, 2014 Monthly NichiBei Care Meeting