Three Columbia University students came to Fukushima this June through the Nishimiya Fellows Program. As described on their home page (http://nishimiyafellowsprogram.org), the program began in 2012, funded by the Japanese Medical Support Network (JAMSnet) and organized as part of the Honjo-Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) scholarship program supported by JMSA. The program is named in honor of the late Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya, Deputy Foreign Minister and former Japanese Ambassador to New York, who greatly contributed to the response efforts following Japan’s 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
Miyuki Shimizu, MS, is a Registered Dietician pursuing her PhD in Nutrition. She was born in Tochigi, a prefecture immediately south of Fukushima.
Click here to view Ms. Shimizu’s blog.
William Anderson is a second year MA student in Clinical Psychology, focusing on cross-cultural post-disaster community resilience.
Click here to view Mr. Anderson’s blog.
Millie Nishikawa is a second-year undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. She aspires to enter medical school.
Click here to view Ms. Nishikawa’s blog.