PRESS BRIEFING: Fukushima Citizens Speak Out
March 3, 2012
A fully bilingual press briefing will be held on March 3, 2012 in Fukushima City, co-sponsored by Green Action, Peace Boat and FoE Japan.
The briefing will be an opportunity to hear directly from Fukushima citizens’ groups in the leadup to the first anniversary of the disaster on March 11 about their activities to monitor and protect children and citizens from radiation. These include actions to measure and make public data on external and internal exposure to radiation, to provide public consultation and medical advice, food measurements, to provide support for voluntary evacuees and to decontaminate the radiation-affected areas.
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: Opens 15:00, Briefing 15:30 – 16:30, Individual interviews 16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Chamber Omachi (チェンバ大町) , Omachi 4-15, Fukushima City
10 mins walk from Fukushima Station
- SATO Sachiko – Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation Board Member, organic farmer and mother of two. Coordinating the “Yasai Cafe” (vegetable cafe) project to provide safe vegetables for children in Fukushima.
- ABE Nobuyuki – Citizens’ Radioactivity Measuring Station Board Member, Communications Coordinator.
- TAKAHASHI Seiko – Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation Secretary, mother of a teenage child. Runs a ‘cafe’ for consultation for mothers in Fukushima.
- Others TBC
- Moderator: Aileen Mioko Smith (Executive Director, Green Action)
Aileen Mioko Smith (Green Action), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meri Joyce (Peace Boat), Email: email@example.com
Co-sponsored by: Green Action, Peace Boat, FoE Japan
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