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Office of International Cooperation

Yung-nane Yang, Ph.D.

Yung-nane Yang, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy
Director, Research Center for Science & Technology Governance
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Acknowledgements from the delegation of Taiwan at the Bilateral University Conference in Fukushima from 14 to 17 December, 2012

It was our group’s honor to visit Fukushima Medical University (FMU). It was so amazing that we were able to cooperate with each other to organize the forum at FMU. You, FMU’s team, deserve all the credits for all the preparation and arrangements of our trip. The reception and welcoming from President Kikuchi was a great honor for us. Prof. Niwa welcomed us from the first day of our visit in front of the hospital. And he said goodbye to us at the last day of our visit at your office near Fukushima station. In addition, we have to thank all speakers including VP Yamashita participating in the conference to share your valuable knowledge with us. Special thanks go to Dr. Hasegawa’s & Dr. Kumagai’s instruction of the operation of the radiation medicine. The introduction and explanation was very professional and clear.

Prof. Matsui had always been with us and gave us a lot valuable materials related to nuclear safety. Dr. Inamasu worked very hard for all detailed arrangements of our trips. You and your colleagues were so great and so efficient. The memory of the trip was so great and unforgettable. We will not forget all the effort and all VIP treatments from FMU for our group. I represent our group to express my greatest gratitude for the wonderful arrangement. And the appreciation is difficult to express by words.

We, including all my colleagues from Taiwan, were horrified by the 311 composite disasters in Fukushima. In Chinese slang, there are opportunities in spite of the crisis. We can feel that FMU is heading to the right direction for FMU, Fukushima Prefecture, and Japanese Government. It is because we know that radiation medicine has become the mission and vision of FMU future development. FMU’s leader creates hope for disaster areas of Fukushima Prefecture.

The recovery from the 311 disasters might be challenging. But we can see the hope from the young medical doctors and staff of FMU. We can feel the commitments and enthusiasm of your colleagues on their jobs. Our group members, including professors, civil servants, doctors, and a nurse really learned a lot from the visit of your arrangements from both academic meetings and disaster affected areas visit. Our group had an excellent conversation with your distinguished medical doctors and scholars.

Our trip to FMU was short, but the friendships between us are forever. Please let us know if you have plans to visit Taiwan. We will try our best to strengthen our friendships through various ways such as meetings, forums, conferences, visits, and so on. And please remember there are people caring about you and working hard for the same goals such as ( mental) health, environments, radiation, and nuclear safety from Taiwan, which is about 2000 miles away.

Sincerely yours,

Yung-nane Yang
Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy
Director, Research Center for Science & Technology Governance
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)


The Radiation Medical Science Center accepts individual and institutional donations to carry out its public outreach, research projects in the field of low dose radiation effects on human health, and education programs for Disaster and Radiation Emergency Medicine, with the hope of improving the health of Fukushima residents.
If you wish to donate to our center, please contact us under kenkani@fmu.ac.jp.

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