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Organizational Profile / 団体概要

Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection (CSRP)
特定非営利活動法人 市民科学者国際会議
2011 (certificated as a non-profit organization in 2015)
2011年(2015年 特定非営利活動法人取得)
Cécile Asanuma-Brice
#506 Murata Mansion, 4-28-8 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo, JAPAN
東京都 渋谷区代々木4丁目28−8 村田マンション506
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What is CSRP?

The Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection (CSRP) is a non-profit organization which is politically, financially, ideologically and religiously independent. CSPR was created by concerned, free-thinking citizens who have been committed to keeping radiation damages on health and environment to minimum due to the Tokyo Electric Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) disaster that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 11, 2011.

The TEPCO nuclear disaster dispersed radioactive materials across Fukushima Prefecture and neighboring regions. Radioactive contamination has also affected the entire Eastern Japan, North Pacific Ocean, and the entire northern hemisphere of the planet, and the release from the plant still continues. Even today, no credible technologies are on the horizon to halt the release of radionuclides from FDNPP into the environment, especially the ocean.

Apprehension of the people in contaminated areas is exacerbated by the fact that health effects of low-dose radiation exposure are not yet well understood, and above all, by the mistrust in the information and radiation protection measures provided by the Japanese government.

What is needed now is to minimize the health risks ― not the financial cost of reconstruction ― by taking proactive radiation protection measures based on the precautionary principle.

The purpose of CSRP is to gather the latest scientific findings from the world on health effects of ionizing radiation and share them with citizens. Furthermore, CSRP aims to provide citizen-scientists from within and outside of Japan with a table for discussion on health effects of ionizing radiation and on protective measures, contributing at the same time to the establishment of an extensive international network for citizens’ radiation protection.

What CSRP has done so far

Since March 11, 2011, CSRP has held an annual international symposum on radiation protection, covering the health and environmental effects of ionizing radiation. During the 2-day session, latest scientific findings were presented by the invited experts, who have steadfastly maintained their independence from the governments and the industries, as well as the mainstream academic societies influenced by such entities.

Adequate time was allotted for roundtable discussions where experts, citizens, and residents of the disaster affected areas could exchange views in order to explore a way to apply the scientific findings towards improving radiation protection measures already in place.

The past four symposia have revealed the following crucial points:

  • Many nations, including Japan, base their radiation protection measures on the recommendations by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). However, there is suspicion that ICRP’s findings on radiation health effects might be underestimated;
  • Very little is known about the levels and the extent of the early exposure to the radioactive plume during the first few days after the accident, and dose reconstruction is essential in predicting potential health effects;
  • Radiation health effects are not limited to cancers but can extend to a variety of non-cancer diseases;
  • Some of the abnormalities observed in animals after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident have already been seen in the radioactively contaminated areas in Eastern Japan;
  • Ever since the accident, official discourses suggest as if the effective dose of 100 mSv might be the threshold under which no health effects are expected;
  • The radioprotection system by the government and its collaborative “experts” is likely to have been causing secondary damages in terms of the right to health as well as the protection of human rights;
  • In order to fomulate an optimal radiation protection system in the future, it is essential to reach a decision-making through constructive discussions by a wide variety of people. This can be accomplished by establishing a committee consisting of, in addition to radiation-related experts, those affected by the disaster, citizen groups, clinicians, lawyers, social scientists, philosophers, ethicists, etc.

These outcomes have been published in leading scientific journals in Japan, and publicly released in both Japanese and English on CRSP’s web site: http://csrp.jp

CSRP’s objectives in the society

The TEPCO nuclear disaster, with the resultant radioactive contamination, is a symbolic incident that revealed negative aspects of modern science and technology. It also shares the same underlying issues with other problems our modern society is facing (such as chemical pollution, biological issues, and food safety). In short, it portraits how independence of “science” is threatened by the interests of the industry and how such corrupted “science” rules the society.

Current policies underestimate radiation health effects in order to contain future compensations for an enourmous number of victims with potential radiation exposure, encouraging residents to remain in or return to highly contaminated areas ordinarily considered illegal to reside or enter. While “scientists” protected by the government provide “scientific” evidence to such policies, disaster victims and cleanup workers are treated as “non-scientists” and effectively removed from the decision-making process. Furthermore, even at this moment, they are forced to suffer from unnecessary radiation exposure which should not be there to begin with. This picture is nothing other than the epitome of negative aspects of a modern “scientific and technological society.”

What needs to be done now is to re-evaluate health effects of radiation on the basis of true “science” independent of politics and industries: a fact-based process of pursuing verifiable knowledge, free from any conflict of interests. We also need to establish a process of finding an optimal way out of the current confusion with no clear visions towards a full restoration of victims’ humanity. This can be accomplished by making decisions based on recommendations and opinions not just from scientists but from those with a variety of backgrounds, such as victims, civil groups, experts in other fields, local and central government officials, etc. “CSRP” was conceived as a place to develop and practice such processes.

CSRP’s planned activities

Based on what has been learned so far, CSRP’s current plans will focus on the following areas:

  • to continue to organize a Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection every year;
  • to organize workshops for the general public so that they can acquire skills to analyze the discourses of the government and its “scientists,” and to “decipher” easily missed “inconsistencies” and hidden agendas in such discourses.
  • to suggest a new decision-making process where various stakeholders can carry out constructive discussions. This can be accomplished by clearly delineating role sharing between scientific expertise and policy- and decision-making processes, unlike the current policy-making process where a decision-making relies on advice by the same recurrent group of “experts.”

CSRP needs your support

Your financial support is essential for CSRP to continue and expand activities independent of any existing organizations. We sincerely welcome your partnership.

Account with Bank:  MIZUHO BANK, LTD.
Branch Address:  1-17-1 NISHISHINJUKU SHINJUKU-KU Tokyo 160-0023 JAPAN
Account Number:  069-2117999
Account Name:  Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection
Account Address:  #506 MURATA MANSION, 4-28-8 YOYOGI, SHIBUYA-KU Tokyo 155-0053 JAPAN


Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection (CSRP)

Murata Daiichi Building, Suite 506
4-28-8 Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, JAPAN 151-0053

TEL & FAX 03-6276-2662

E-MAIL: info@csrp.jp











  • 日本を含め多くの国で放射線防護対策の根拠とされている国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)の勧告にある、放射線による健康被害についての知見には過小評価の疑いがあること。
  • 事故初期の放射能プルームによる被ばくの実態については解明されているとは言い難く、健康被害を明らかにするためには線量再構築が不可欠であること。
  • 放射線の健康被害はがんに限定されるものではなく、がん以外のさまざまな疾患をもたらし得ること。
  • チェルノブイリ原発事故後観察されてきた動物の異変の一部がすでに東日本の汚染地域でも観察されていること。
  • 事故以来、実効線量100 mSvがあたかも健康被害の閾値であるかのような言説が公式に用いられていること。
  • 政府とこれに協力する「専門家」たちによる放射線防護体制は、健康に対する権利や人権の観点から、2次被害を及ぼしていると考えられること。
  • 将来に向けて最適な放射線防護体制を築くには、放射線関連の専門家のみではなく、被災当事者、市民団体、臨床医、法律家、社会科学、哲学、倫理学など、広範で異なる立場の参加者から構成される委員会を設置し、建設的な議論を通した意思決定が不可欠であること。








  • これまで通り、毎年、市民科学者国際会議を開催する。
  • 一般市民が政府やその「専門家」が行う言説を分析し、その中にある見過ごしがちな「おかしさ」や隠れた意図を「解読する」手段を身につけるためのワークショップを開催する。
  • 一部の「専門家」の助言により意思決定が行われる現在のような政策決定プロセスではなく、専門家による科学的知見と、政策立案・決定プロセスの役割分担を明確に分け、様々な立場のステークホルダーが建設的な議論を積み重ねることができる、新たな意思決定プロセスを提案する。



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口座名:  特定非営利活動法人市民科学者国際会議
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151-0053 東京都 渋谷区代々木4丁目28−8 村田第一ビル 506

TEL & FAX 03-6276-2662

E-MAIL: info@csrp.jp