May 28, 2021/ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Fukushima Speaks: Panel Discussion

Third event in the Global Japan Forum: 2011 | 2021 | 2031

Following the screening of Fukushima Speaks on the previous day, May 27, the panel will discuss the current situations of Fukushima and nuclear disaster victims.

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Panelists 

Toshikuni Doi, Director

Toshikuni DOI is an independent journalist. He was born in Saga Prefecture, Japan in 1953. Since 1985, he has provided on-site reporting from Palestine and Israel. In April 2009, he completed a four-part documentary movie series “Unheard Voices." The fourth part of that series, "Breaking the Silence," was shown in theaters throughout Japan. For his work, Toshikuni DOI was presented with the Waseda Journalism Award in Memory of Ishibashi Tanzan and took first place in the Kinema-Junposha Cultural Film Division. "Life on Foreign Land" and "Fukushima Speaks" were presented the awards of documentary film by Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japanese government.

His chief publications include "Peace Accords" & Palestine (Asahi Sensho), Jews in America, Palestinian Voice, Israeli Voices, and Breaking the Silence (all released by Iwanami Shoten).

 

Norma Field, Professor, University of Chicago

Norma Field was born to a Japanese mother and an American father during the occupation of Japan after WWII. She is the Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor in Japanese studies in the East Asian languages and civilizations department at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of Genji and the translator of And Then by Natsume Sōseki.

 

Hirotaka Kasai, Professor, Tsuda College

Hirotaka Kasai is Professor of Political Thought at Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. He has published articles and book chapters on Maruyama Masao and radical democracy in Gendai Shiso and others.

 

Hisako Sakiyama

Hisako Sakiyama has a PhD in Medicine and is a Member of the Takagi School of Alternative Scientists, a Japanese NGO established in 1998 to study the environment, nuclear issues, human rights, and other issues in modern society from the perspective of citizens. The School seeks to create ways that scientists and prospective scientists can link their specialized expertise and capabilities with citizen movements. She has been a Research Associate at MIT and worked on cancer cell biology as Former Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Japan. Sakiyama served as a member of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC), a commission established by the Japanese Diet in 2011. She subsequently co-established the 3.11 Fund for Children with Thyroid Cancer with Ruiko Muto in 2016. As a former member of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigative Commission, Dr Sakiyama continues to be active in sharing her findings, which often contradict those of the Japanese government and its associated scientists’ in terms of their evaluation of the health effects of the nuclear disaster, with media and citizens around the world (K.H.).

 

Co-sponsored by the Luskin Center for History and Policy and UCLA Asia-Pacific Center.

 



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Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center