Nukes are NEVER Peaceful - A series of activities to mark the second anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 2013

A series of activities has been organized in March 2013 to mark the second anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Please join us to find out what is happening in Fukushima 2 years after the accident and discuss the lessons we have learnt.


Activity no.1:

8 March Seminar @ HK Reader

Date: 8th March 2013

Time: 8:00 -10:00pm

Place: HK Reader (7F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Kowloon (MTR exit D3 or E2)

Speaker: Professor Tien Song

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Activity no.2:

Fukushima 2013 International Conference

Date: 9th March 2013

Time: 12:00 - 18:00


(1) A speaker from @3aKoriyama on the recent happenings in Fukushima and the current state of health of Fukushima residents with a special  focus on children.

(2) Professor Tian Song of College of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, on A Critical Appraisal on Nuclear Technology: The Chinese Experience

(3) Dr. David McNeill of Sophia University Tokyo, on Is the Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima over?

(Interpretation into English will be provided for speeches in other languages.)

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Activity No.3:


Date: 23th March 2013

Time: 14:30 - 16:30

Venue: Room EF312, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Speaker: Yuki Tanaka

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Tien Song (田松)


Tokiko Noguchi (野口時子 )

Tokiko Noguchi is a representative of 3aKariyama, a citizens' group formed in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. She has participated in a number of actions and events, including recuperative holidays for Fukushima children in Hong Kong in 2012, various petitions and monitoring of food radioactivity by citizens, with the aim of seeking health and security in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident.


Yuki Tanaka (田中利幸)

Yuki Tanaka is a research professor at Hiroshima Peace Institute, and a coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal.

He has written extensively on various aspects of warfare and is a co-editor most recently of Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth Century History (co-editor with Marilyn B. Young). His other works include Japan's Comfort Women and Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II.

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David McNeill

David McNeill writes regularly for the Irish Times and the Independent, teaches at Sophia University in Tokyo, and is also a coordinator of Japan Focus.

McNeill is a veteran journalist and university lecturer. He has lived in Japan since 2000 and is currently a part-time lecturer at Sophia University Tokyo, the Japan/Korea correspondent for the Chronicle of Higher Education and a regular contributor to the Irish Times, Independent and Japan Times newspapers. His work has also appeared in numerous media outlets around the globe including Newsweek, New Scientist, The Face, New Statesman, South China Morning Post and the International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, the BBC, RTE and CBC.

Before Sophia University Tokyo, McNeill has taught at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK, Guangdong University of Technology in southern China, and the University of Tokyo, Takushoku University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.

He is a board member of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and chair of The Foreign Press in Japan.


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