About the Nuclear Disaster Expert Group

The group is comprised of the following eight members (in the order of the Japanese syllabary):

 

  • Keigo Endo, M.D., Ph.D.
    President, Kyoto College of Medical Science
    Professor Emeritus, Gunma University
    Former President, Japan Radiological Society

  • Kenji Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.
    Vice President, Fukushima Medical University
    Vice President (Reconstruction Support/Radiation Disaster Medicine), Hiroshima University

  • Kazunori Kodama, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief Scientist, Director of Biosample Center, Radiation Effects Research Foundation
    Chairman, Japanese Expert Panel for the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

  • Kazuo Sakai, Ph.D.
    Director, Research Center for Radiation Protection and Center for Human Resources Development, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)
    Visiting Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

  • Yasuhito Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D.
    Former President, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)
    Former Member of Main Commission of International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
    Former Chairman, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

  • Shigenobu Nagataki, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University
    Former Chairman, Radiation Effects Research Foundation
    Chairman Emeritus, International Association of Radiopathology

  • Kazuhiko Maekawa, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo
    Chairman, the Council for Radiation Emergency Medicine Network, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)
    Representative Director, the Japanese Association for Radiation Accident/ Disaster Medicine

  • Shunichi Yamashita, M.D., Ph.D.
    Vice President, Fukushima Medical University
    Trustee and Vice President (Fukushima Reconstruction Support), Nagasaki University

Upon the request of the Prime Minister's Office and whenever needed, the Nuclear Disaster Expert Group advises on the issues concerning the nuclear power plant crisis, providing their expertise as external specialists in radiation medicine, radiological protection and science. The main issues handled by the group include the following:

 

  • Ensuring the safety of people who are forced to take shelter, evacuate or relocate.
  • Long term medical care and health management of the affected people.
  • Other general issues related to the health effects of radiation.

 

Comments Submitted by Experts from Other Countries

Comments contributed to the Nuclear Disaster Expert Group by the Experts from Other Countries

 

8. Dear residents of the Fukushima Prefecture
- Viktor Ivanov - (January 14, 2014)

 

7. Message to our friends affected by the nuclear component of the earthquake/tsunami event of March 2011
- Werner Burkart - (December 27, 2013)

 

6. A note of support from Germany
- Hajo Zeeb - (August 26, 2013)

 

5. Message to our friends affected by the nuclear component of the earthquake/tsunami event of March 2011
- Werner Burkart - (August 26, 2013)

 

4. Dear residents of the Fukushima Prefecture
- Mikhail Balonov - (August 9, 2013)

 

3. Message to the Japanese people
- Geraldine Anne Thomas - (August 9, 2013)

 

2. Message to the People in Fukushima Prefecture as well as People in Japan about the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
- Abel J. Gonzalez - (July 30, 2013)

 

1. A Message to the Japanese People
- Fred A. Mettler - (July 30, 2013)