Public Health in a Nuclear Disaster: Message from Fukushima

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Public Health in a Nuclear Disaster: Message from Fukushima
Specifications: ISBN  978-4903068374
460 pages
18.2 x 25.7 cm / 7.2 x 10.2 in (WxH)
Category: Academic & Science
Publisher: Hiroshima University Press
Hiroshima, 2016
www.lib.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/press/
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Synopsis

This book is an English translation of Genshiryoku saigai no kōshū eisei: Fukushima kara no hasshin, published in 2014 by Nanzando Co., Ltd., and since expanded to include a chapter covering the related activities and efforts of Hiroshima University.

The work documents public health conditions following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, together with the initiatives taken in response by the national government, the Fukushima prefectural government, welfare offices, individual municipalities, various professional organizations, and Hiroshima University. The English edition of the book is intended as a message to the world carrying the hope that there will never be a “next time” for such an accident. The book vividly details the nature of the nuclear accident, the long-term repercussions it has had on Fukushima in the years since, and the many public health-related initiatives that have been undertaken in response.

About the Editors
Seiji Yasumura (1958–), MD, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Yamagata University in 1984. He is currently a professor of public health in the School of Medicine at Fukushima Medical University. His publications include Chiiki de susumeru tojikomori yobō, shien: Kōkateki na kaigo yobō no tenkai ni mukete (Local Measures to Support Elderly Shut-ins: How to Effectively Prevent Care Needs from Escalating) and Genshiryoku saigai no kōshū eisei: Fukushima kara no hasshin (Public Health in a Nuclear Disaster: Message from Fukushima).

Kenji Kamiya (1950–), MD, was born in Okayama Prefecture and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Hiroshima University. He currently holds the rank of professor by special appointment in the Medical Policy Office at Hiroshima University. From 2009 until 2013 he was director of the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University. In 2015 he served as secretary-general of the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR2015).