What Is Really Going On in Fukushima


    Support activity for Fukushima

    On March 11 2011, huge earthquake called the Great East-Japan earthquake, tsunami and the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster damaged large area of the east Japan, especially Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima; they are included in Tohoku region.

    About 300 thousand people have evacuated their hometown. The half of them are inhabitant of Fukushima. And the third part of them—about 50 thousand people—have evacuated voluntarily even if the government do not make an order to evacuate from their town. This shows that the damage of the nuclear disaster is terribly serious. According to recent research, the level of exposure to radiation (especially internal exposure) of inhabitants of Fukushima does not reach the estimated one. However, the low dose exposure gives mental stress to them. This stress affects the inhabitants of Fukushima’s decision makings about economic and social activity. Their insecurity is not necessarily come from scientific basis. Therefore, it is important to communicate with inhabits of evacuation zone about the low dose exposure and the health effects. We have researched risk communication via support of mental and health care in planned evacuation zone (especially Iitate): it should be at such kind of the huge nuclear plant accidents.

    In this page, we report the results of our research.