International Symposium on Radiation and Health to Feature 8 Experts from 7 Countries

Time: September 8-9, 2014 (Monday-Tuesday)
Location: Fukushima View Hotel (Fukushima-shi, Fukushima Prefecture)

The Nippon Foundation will hold an international symposium, Beyond Radiation and Health Risk—Toward Resilience and Recovery, featuring an international cadre of experts discussing the effects of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on the health of the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, and measures for recovery going forward.

Over two days, these specialists in the fields of radiation and medicine will discuss the results of Fukushima Prefecture’s Health Management Survey and the reports of international institutions on radiation and health risks. They will also offer advice to the national and local governments on how best to support Fukushima’s recovery efforts going forward, based on opinions solicited from medical and mental health care providers working with displaced residents.

In addition to domestic radiation experts, the symposium will feature eight experts from seven foreign countries, including representatives of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).



September 8-9, 2014 (Monday-Tuesday)


Fukushima View Hotel (City of Fukushima)


The Nippon Foundation


Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Fukushima Medical University


Nagasaki University


September 8 (Monday)

  • Reports on Fukushima
  • Report on Fukushima Prefecture’s Health Management Survey
  • Analysis reports by international organizations
  • Panel Discussion—International Cooperation for Recovery

September 9 (Tuesday)

  • Testimony on psychological and social issues from Fukushima and from abroad
  • Panel Discussion—The Way Forward
  • Press conference (16:30)

Participation in this symposium is by invitation only, but a live stream will be available for the general public via Ustream at the following:



Public Relations Department
The Nippon Foundation