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Date : February 22, 2016

Health Effects from the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, 5 Years Later by Dr. Koichi Tanigawa and Dr. Akira Otsuru, Fukushima Medical University

post date : 2016.02.08

谷川先生120215Nearly five years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In Fukushima Prefecture, which suffered heavily from this nuclear disaster, decontamination efforts and monitoring of radiation levels are continuing, and projects to monitor the physical and mental health of residents over the long term have also been implemented. One such project is the Fukushima Health Management Survey at Fukushima Medical University, which studies the physical and mental health effects of radiation. The survey started in June 2011, three months after the accident, at the request of the Fukushima prefectural government.


The FPCJ has invited two doctors from Fukushima Medical University involved in carrying out this health survey to speak about the results of the survey so far, future issues, and the role Fukushima Medical University is expected to play.


Date: February 22 (Mon), 2016, 15:45-17:15

Place: Foreign Press Center of Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


  Dr. Koichi Tanigawa, Senior Director of Fukushima Medical University Radiation Medical Science

        Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey

  Dr. Akira Otsuru, Head of Fukushima Medical University Thyroid Examination Section


*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).

*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.


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