Our daily life (June 2017)

 

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The left side picture is Mt. Azuma, whose peak is still covered with snow. What a beautiful contrast it is with the dark green forest in the foreground. On the same fine day, farmers were working hard in their fields, wishing for a fruitful harvest in Fukushima.

The STS Consultancy Meeting in Hiroshima

The STS Consultancy Meeting on nuclear science, radiation and human health was held in Hiroshima University in 2014, Nagasaki University in 2015, and National University of Singapore in 2016. This time again the conference was held at Hiroshima University on May 23 and 24, 2017, and achievements and lessons learned from the STS curriculum in Japan, and further internationalization of STS on nuclear science, radiation, human health were presented followed by Q & A as the final project phase.

From FMU, 11 doctors and scientists gave presentations shown below:
The presenting PDF file of Prof. Kenneth Nollet, Director of the Office of International Cooperation, can be browsed by clicking his name below.

  • Low dose radiation in medical interventions Radiation oncology experience
    Tomoaki Tamaki, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Examples of experiences with self-monitoring D-shuttle experiences
    Makoto Miyazaki, Health Promotion Center
  • Lessons learned from “Dialogue on the rehabilitation of living condition after the Fukushima accident”
    Yujiro Kuroda, Department of Public Health
  • Archive project from the experience of earthquake and nuclear disaster
    Arifumi Hasegawa, Department of Radiation Disaster Medicine
  • Developing effective risk communication through understanding risk perception factors
    Yuliya Lyamzina, Office of International Cooperation
  • Nudge theory and health risk control measures after the Fukushima disaster
    Michio Murakami, Department of Health Risk Communication
  • Health literacy promotion in Fukushima after the nuclear accident: A case of responding to health care professionals’ needs through the development of a health literacy toolkit
    Aya Goto, Health Information and Epidemiology
  • Status of STS Program in FMU
    Sanae Midorikawa, Department of Radiation Health Management
  • FMU new curricula and training
    Akira Ohtsuru, Department of Radiation Health Management
  • EU project on development of health surveillance procedures: OPERRA/SHAMISEN brief overview
    Koichi Tanigawa, Fukushima Global Medical Center
  • Generations to guide & borders to bridge: going global at FMU
    Kenneth Nollet, Office of International Cooperation

Our daily life (May 2017)

 

 

 

Rice was planted in May. After harvest, Fukushima rice is screened for radioactivity to keep contaminated products off the market. Since 2015, all rice has passed screening, and the market price for our agricultural products is improving.

Cherry blossoms season

 

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Cherry blossoms are everyone’s passion. Weather reports in the spring include progress of the cherry blossom “front” as it sweeps across Japan.
As Fukushima is located about 200 km north of Tokyo, we enjoy cherry blossoms a little later, usually from early- to mid-April.

In Miharu Town of Fukushima, there is famous Miharu-taki-zakura or Miharu waterfall cherry tree, more than 1000 years old.

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Local Cuisine

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Fukushima is prosperous in the production of fruits, vegetables (including wild mountain vegetables for tempura) and grains such as rice and buckwheat (for soba noodles).