Tag Archives: Hisako Sakiyama

“Take Science Seriously and Value Ethics Greatly”: Health Effects of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster via The Asia-Pacific Journal/Japan Focus

Interview with Hisako Sakiyama, M.D. & Ph.D. By Katsuya Hirano & Hirotaka Kasai Translated by Akiko Anson Introduction Hisako Sakiyama has a PhD in Medicine and is a Member of the Takagi School of Alternative Scientists, a Japanese NGO established in 1998 … Continue reading

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The hero who averted nuclear catastrophe via The Irish Times

The tsunami that hit Japan six years ago almost caused another Chernobyl in Fukushima. Journalist Rob Gilhooly was there and has written a book about the aftermath […] This culminated in the book Yoshida’s Dilemma: One Man’s Struggle to Avert … Continue reading

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After Fukushima, battling Tepco and leukemia via The Japan Times

[…] The road to Fukushima for Masaru Ikeda began to unfold the day after the March 2011 disasters, when images from the tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast flooded the TV and internet. Among them was footage of bodies being laid out in … Continue reading

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Fukushima 4-year-old missing in Japan thyroid-cancer records via The Charlotte Observer

TOKYO A child diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records, an aid group said Friday, raising questions about the thoroughness and transparency of the screenings. Japanese authorities have said that among the … Continue reading

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Demystifying the Official Discourse on Childhood Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima via The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

By Piers Williamson […]Between them, Yamashita and Suzuki give four ‘facts’ to support their denials of a link with radiation exposure. First, Suzuki holds that the unprecedented scale of the testing explains the cancers being found. This is the so-called … Continue reading

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Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013 via The Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Social Responsibililty

The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological … Continue reading

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Japan Scientists Took Utility Money via AP

(TOKYO) — Influential Japanese scientists who help set national radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the country’s nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the world’s top academic group on radiation safety. The potential … Continue reading

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