Fukushima

The accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant on 11 March 2011 is one of the main issues Japan Desk Scotland has followed through various activities, such as making documentary films, and running Japan Matters public lectures and Japan workshops on the theme of Fukushima. In addition, JDS has run workshops at Fukushima University.

Documentary Film Production on Fukushima:

(1) ’Our friends in Fukushima‘ (2013)

(2) ’100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’ (2014)

(3) ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘ (2015)

(4) ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ (2016)

(5) ‘Borders in Fukushima – July 2016‘ (2017)

Japan Matters public lectures/events held in Scotland on Fukushima:

(1) ‘We believe in Fukushima’ (August 2012), Professor Katsuhiko Yamaguchi, Fukushima University;

(2) ‘A Japanese journalist’s views on Japan and the UK‘ (February 2013), which was mostly about his coverage of the Fukushima nuclear accident, Mr Takami Hanzawa, Kyodo News London Bureau;

(3) ‘The second anniversary of the Tohoku (East Japan) Earthquake: Short Films Screening’ (March 2013), with the screening of ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘;

(4) ‘Environmental radiation in Fukushima’ (November 2013), Mr Kimiaki Saito, Japan Atomic Energy Agency;

(5) ‘The third anniversary of the Tohoku (East Japan) Earthquake: A short film screening’ (March 2014), with the screening of ’100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’;

(6) ‘Environmental radioactivity in Fukushima‘ (June 2014), Professor Kenji Nanba, Fukushima University;

(7) ‘Environmental radiation in Fukushima‘ (October 2014), Mr Kimiaki Saito, Japan Atomic Energy Agency;

(8) The fourth anniversary of the Tohoku (East Japan) Earthquake‘ (March 2015), with the screening of ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘;

(9) The fifth anniversary of the Tohoku (East Japan) Earthquake’ (March 2016), with the screening of ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘; and

(10) The sixth anniversary of the Tohoku (East Japan) Earthquake (March 2017), with the screening of ‘Borders in Fukushima – July 2016‘.

Workshops on Fukushima in Glasgow 

(1) ‘Fukushima talk at Cumbernauld High School’ (September 2012);

(2) ‘Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima’ (April/May 2014), University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, with the screening of, among other documentaries, ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘ and ’100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’;

(3) ‘Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima‘ (June 2014) at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, with the screening of ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘ and  ’100Bq/kg, 0.23 µSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima‘;

(4) ‘Fukushima’ (April 2015) at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15, with the screening of ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘;

(5) ‘Fukushima’ (June 2015) at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Here and there (seven documentaries), with the screening of ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘;

(6) ‘Fukushima’ (February 2016), University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, with the screening of ‘Our friends in Fukushima‘ and ‘Here and there in Fukushima‘;

(7) ‘Fukushima’ (June 2016), at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Intangible legacies‘ event, with the screening of ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘;

(8) ‘Fukushima’ (March 2017), at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde workshop 2016/17, with the screening of ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘; and

(9) ‘Fukushima’ (June 2017), at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Inclusive Glasgow – Documentaries’ event, with the screening of ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘.

Workshops on Scotland, Romania and inter-cultural communication at Fukushima University, with the screening of:

(1) ‘St Kilda tapes in Tohoku‘ (July 2012);

(2) ‘Our Scotland: a Japanese perspective‘ (July 2013);

(3) ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘ (July 2014);

(4) ‘Our Japan: Bucharest students’ views‘ (July 2015);

(5) ‘Teaching English in Japan – Carolyn Biggs‘ (July 2016);

(6) ‘The Economics of Scottish Independence – Prof Brian Ashcroft, August 2016‘ (October 2016); and

(7) ‘Japanese isn’t English‘ (July 2017).