Post 3/11: Health & Research in Fukushima

Site Administrator Sustain Cafe June 27, 2016




Last March 11 2011, a triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck Fukushima and ever since, the interest on health issues and research progress in the area has been growing. This July 7, three medical and research experts from the said prefecture were invited by the University of Tokyo’s Graduate Program on Sustainability Science to discuss these topics of interest.Dr. Akihiko Ozaki, a surgeon based in Minamisoma City, will will give an overview of health issues after Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, and will present what we can learn from breast cancer cases in this disaster setting.Dr. Toyoaki Sawano, a training surgeon, will talk about health of decontamination workers in Fukushima- an extremely vulnerable population. Lastly, Ms. Claire Leppold, a researcher at Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital will present lessons learned from life in Fukushima and gives an overview of ongoing projects, closing with advice for students who want to become more involved in research.



health, research, fukushima, great east japan earthquake


Time and Place

July 7, 2016; 16:00-18:00 at 3rd floor lounge, Environmental Studies Building



The event is open to everyone.

Please register to attend the event!