The IRSN is the biggest institute in the world in the field of nuclear science and radiation. It is in France and has around 1700 staff. On 17 Dec. 2013, Dr. Jacques Repussard, Director General of IRSN and 3 other IRSN staff, 15 members of the French press, and 2 from the French Embassy visited FMU to hear about human health after the radiation disaster in Fukushima. The press included Le Monde, AFP, Le Figaro, and other national and regional entities.
Dr. Yasumura outlined the Fukushima Health Management Survey Program. Dr. Ishikawa explained External Radiation Doses to the Residents in Fukushima. Dr. Suzuki explained our Thyroid Screening Examination. Dr. Kunii explained the Mental Health in Fukushima Health Management Survey. And Dr. Ohira explained the Changes in Metabolic Profiles among Evacuees. After the presentations from FMU, a Q&A session was done.
Next day they exchanged information and opinions with Fukushima press people.