For further scientific elucidation of health risks of radiation exposure, caused by the 2011 TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, in order to practice better public protection and response measures

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Prospectus for The 6th Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection (2016)
From the Reality of Chernobyl and Fukushima


The Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection (CSRP), a politically, financially, ideologically and religiously independent non-profit organization, has been committed to keeping to minimum the damages on health and environment caused by the Tokyo Electric Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 11, 2011.

CSRP has been inviting administrative officials, researchers, NGOs, member experts of governmental inquiry commissions and international organizations working on radiation protection, etc. Since around the 3rd CSRP, this approach has started to bear fruit, because scientists and other stakeholders with different positions and paradigms began to share the same table of discussion, thus gradually making possible constructive exchange of views.

In the course of this approach, however, we began to encounter a new challenge that may concern the premise of the CSRP; the deeper we got into scientific discussion, the higher the hurdle for participation got for the general public, especially for younger generations. Also, the diversity of voices were to be alienated from pointed scientific discussions that are decisive for the decision-making of the radiation protection of the general public. This lead us to some interrogations : “Isn’t ‘science’ given too much importance in decision-making?”; “Is ‘science’ the only way for citizens to bring today’s situation under their power?”

While always continuing to examine new scientific findings with respect to health, environmental and social impacts of low-dose exposure, we added the theme of “Between Art and Science” to the 5th symposium last year, exposed various art works inspired by nuclear power and nuclear disasters, and organized a panel discussion with artists and scientists. This was the CSRP’s new attempt to question “science” and “scientificity” with a view to reexamining the relationships between science, art and philosophy before and after the modernity. The 6th CSRP of this year, held in the city of Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Pref., will collaborate with the Institute of Regional Creation by Arts, the University of Fukushima, to cosponsor the Fukushima Biennale 2016. We hope this new attempt will bring new visions to the participants.

As a place to learn and make full use of new findings exploring the effects of low-dose radiation exposure accumulating day by day, and to think together about the rights of people facing the consequences of the nuclear accident and about what epidemiology and public health should do in order to minimize the damage, we open the 6th Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection.

10.7(FRI) 15:00~19:00(14:30 OPEN)

Film screening 「KUROZUKA Black and Red/Black and Light/Light of the dark」(WATANABE Koichi) ,「Lies/Harmonyand」(Kazuma Glen MOTOMURA) ,「Trilogy」(IWATA Wataru) and etc
Keynote speech: Cornelia HESSE-HONEGGER(Science illustrator), Keith BAVERSTOCK(Former WHO advisor for Radiation and Public Health)

14:30-15:00Door open / Registration
15:00-17:00Film screening
「KUROZUKA Black and Red/Black and Light/Light of the dark」(WATANABE Koichi) ,「Lies/Harmonyand」(Kazuma Glen MOTOMURA) ,「Trilogy」(IWATA Wataru), 「socialscape : Lee "SCRATCH" Perry ver.」(HIRAI Yuta) and etc
17:00-17:45 Seventy years of denial-How artificial radioactivity harms nature-
Keynote speech: Cornelia HESSE-HONEGGER (Science illustrator)
18:00-18:45 Darwinism is discredited but was Darwin right?
Keynote lecture: Keith BAVERSTOCK (Former WHO advisor for Radiation and Public Health)

10.8(SAT) 9:30~19:00(9:00 OPEN)

Session 1: Low-dose radiation epidemiology
Round-table discussion: Low-dose radiation exposure and tasks for public health

9:00-9:30Door open / Registration
9:30-9:35Opening address
 Session 1 Low-dose radiation epidemiology
Co-chairs:Keith BAVERSTOCK (University of Eastern Finland)、Cécile ASANUMA-BRICE (French National Center for Scientific Research)
9:35-10:05The International Nuclear Worker Study (INWORKS): improving knowledge on cancer mortality risk from low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation
Klervi LEURAUD(Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety)
10:05-10:35Background Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Childhood Cancer – Results from Recent Studies
Ben D. SPYCHER(Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern)
10:35–10:50Coffee break
10:50–11:20Modern approaches for woman and children health protection from consequences of radiation accidents
Iulia V. DAVYDOVA(Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine)
11:20–11:50Cancer risk from diagnostic medical irradiation: effects of age at exposure and attained age
John MATHEWS(School of Population and Global Health University of Melbourne)
11:50–12:20Q&A and discussion
 Round-table 1. Low-dose radiation exposure and tasks for public health
14:30–16:30 Debate and discussion / Presentation:Wolfgang HOFFMANN(Medical School of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald)、SEGAWA Yoshiyuki(Takagi School)、TANEICHI Yasuyuki(Kuwano Kyoritsu Hospital) ほか
16:30–17:00Coffee break
17:00–19:00Debate and discussion

10.9(SUN) 9:30~19:00(9:00 OPEN)

Session 2: Discourses, law, and ethics after nuclear plant accidents
Session 3: The Arts after the Nuclear catastrophe
Round-table discussion: Public health framework of post-nuclear accident

9:00-9:30Door open / Registration
 【Session 2 Discourses, laws and ethics after nuclear plant accident】
Co-chair:Sebastian PFLUGBEIL (German Society for Radiation Protection)、SHIMAZONO Susumu (Institute of Grief Care, Sophia Universtiy)
9:35-10:05Crisis Surrounding the Right to Health of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Victims : A Report from Tochigi Prefecture
SHIMIZU Nanako(Faculty of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)
10:05-10:35What kind of Information is being disseminated by public educational materials and exhibition facility on Fukushima nuclear accident and radiation?
GOTO Shinobu(Graduate school of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University)
10:35–10:50Coffee break
10:50–11:20Fukushima nuclear plant : Time for an end to the End Of Times
Cécile ASANUMA-BRICE(French National Center for Scientific Research)
11:20–11:50Social Abuse caused by Structural Violence: Scientific Proofs of Mental Health Impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
TSUJIUCHI Takuya(Waseda Institute of Medical Anthropology on Disaster Reconstruction)
11:50–12:20Debate and discussion
  【Session 3 The arts after the nuclear catastrophe -Between Art and Science-】
Moderator WATANABE Koichi (Fukushima University The Institute of Regional Creation by Arts)
13:30–15:30Fukushima Biennale 2016
Film screening:「Adachigahara」(TEZUKA Osamu)「KUROZUKA Black and Red/Black and Light/Light of the Dark」(WATANABE Koichi)
Panel Discussion
Cornelia HESSE-HONNEGGER, HIRAI Yuta, OKABE Masao, YANOBE Kenji, and etc
15:30–16:00Coffee break
 Round-table 2. Low-dose radiation exposure and tasks for public health
16:00–19:00 Debate and discussion / Presentation:TSUCHIYA Tomoko(NPO HSE Risk C-cube)、Paul JOBIN(Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)) ほか

10.10(MON) 9:00~11:45(9:00 OPEN)

Round-table discussion 3 and wrap-up

9:00-9:30Door open / Registration
9:35-11:45Round-table discussion 3 and wrap-up
Co-chairperson:Sebastian PFLUGBEIL (German Society for Radiation Protection)、SHIMAZONO Susumu (Institute of Grief Care, Sophia Universtiy)


Date Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10, 2016
Venue Main Hall, Fukushima Gender Equality Centre
Address 1-196-1 Kakunai, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, 964-0904
Organized Citizen-Scientist International Symposium on Radiation Protection
Co-Hosting Organization Gesellschaft für Strahlenschutz e.V. (GSS)
The Institute of Regional Creation by Arts, Fukushima University



Executive Committee of Fukushima Biennale
Cooperating Organizations FORUM FUKUSHIMA
Takagi School
Sponsoring Organization act beyond trust
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Translation collaborators MASHIMO Toshiki, NISHIOKA Mayumi, TICS  
Free provision of simultaneous interpretation equipment Japan Congress Against A-and H-Bombs (GENSUIKIN)