27 July, 2016
Sociologist Says It’s “Time to Update Recognition” of Realities at Fukushima
On July 21, at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ), the sociologist Hiroshi Kainuma (right in photo), associate professor at Ritsumeikan University, introduced his most recent publication, Fukushima Daiichi Genpatsu Hairo Zukan (“Encyclopedia of the Fukushima Daiichi NPPs Decommissioning”). Kainuma earlier wrote Hajimete no Fukushima-gaku (“First Study on Fukushima”), which received the 2016 Energy Forum Merit Award.
27 July, 2016
New Knowledge about Radiation’s Health Effects Promises Clarification about Its Role in Carcinogenesis
Concerns about the health effects of radiation underlie a range of problems stemming from the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, including questions of evacuation and returning home, waste from decontamination, and unfounded fears and rumors in regard to food.
15 July, 2016
JAIF Holds Business Exchange Events with Spain’s Embassy in Tokyo around Signing of Memorandum
On July 11 and 12, the Japan-Spain Decommissioning Seminar and a series of business exchange events were jointly staged in Tokyo by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) and the Spanish embassy to Japan. JAIF held a similar business exchange event with Spain two years ago.
12 July, 2016
Do Not Lose the True Meaning of Restoration
It has already been five years. Direct memories of the giant earthquake of March 11, 2011 (known as the “Great East Japan Earthquake”) and the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants are fading. That cannot be helped. We are exposed every day to news of fresh disasters—both natural and man-made—be they terrorist attacks or the latest series of earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures.
11 December, 2015
“Do you understand the difference between science and technology?”
Final Words of Warning by Jiro Kondo—Standing in the Gap between Science & Technology and Human Issues
By Shigeyuki Koide, science journalist