In 2020 we launched a new project named “The Dialogue Kiroku Project”. As of today, the vast records from the ICRP dialogue seminar and Fukushima Dialogue have not been preserved with future use in mind. The Kiroku project aims to classify and re-organize the information so they may be passed on to the future generation. We plan to post reports on a regular basis, in both Japanese and English. At the end of 2020, a booklet will be published and distributed to those who request.
Our aim is to record the trajectory of what happened in Fukushima after the nuclear accident, focusing on the thoughts and actions of the people who lived in Fukushima at the time. ICRP Dialogue and Fukushima Dialogue encouraged people to speak about their actual experiences in daily lives, from a wide range of themes, from food safety to return to evacuation zones, etc. We are committed to reflecting the voices of ordinary citizens and their actual challenges/experiences in daily life throughout Kiroku project.
Kiroku project has been adopted as a recipient of Fukushima Prefecture’s grant to support rehabilitation activities.
by Ryoko Ando Translated by Tazuko Arai Ms. Satsuki Katsumi was the principal of Tominari elementary School in Date city, Fukushima at the time of the disaster. (Ms. Katsumi then served as the member of Date city Education Board. She currently lives in Fukushima city.) Q: Please tell us about yourself at the time of […]
by Ryoko Ando translated by Tazuko Arai The root of our Dialogue meeting is in Belarus, after the Chernobyl accident. In the Fukushima Dialogue held in August 2019, Jacques Lochard explained it like this.(1) (1) Lochard, Jack. (2019, August 4). Opening address at Fukushima Dialogue. [Opening speech]. Fukushima Dialogue, Fukushima, Japan. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IsyFikepmNU5OBJcFo-2PDrb-QY22AFe/view As you know, […]
by Ryoko Ando Some time ago there was an anthropologist who lived for a long while with a North American tribe. It was a small group of about fifty people. Now, from time to time that tribe met like this in a circle. They just talked and talked and talked, apparently to no purpose. They […]