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Public lecture "The Effects of A-bomb Radiation on Human Body" was held

HICARE held a public lecture for the purpose of providing people with the accurate knowledge on radiation which is used in various fields of daily life such as medical field, as well as letting them think about the background of the A-bomb exposure and also the radiation effects on human body learned from it.

Dr. Ohtsura Niwa, chairman of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, gave a lecture mainly on the research results regarding radiation effects on human body. While Dr. Satoshi, director of the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University, gave a lecture on their studies regarding the health effects of medical irradiation and other matters. Attended by 135 audience, both lectures greatly gained their attentions.


DateFebruary 22, 2020 (Sat.)
VenueInternational Conference Center Hiroshima, Room "Cosmos"

- Research of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation: Actual Effects on the Human Body.

Lecturer: Ohtsura Niwa, chairman of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation


-Research of the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine: Application to Medical Treatment

Lecturer: Satoshi Tashiro, director of the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University


Chair: Go Tanaka, director General, Health and Welfare Affairs Bureau, Hiroshima Prefecture

Participants135 people

Dr. Niwa

Dr. Tashiro

Dr. Niwa (left) gave a lecture.

The lecture was participated by 135 people.

Lecture at Hiroshima Municipal Hiroshima Secondary School was held

A special lecture by HICARE was held at a secondary school in Hiroshima. The purpose of the lecture is to have the students understood Hiroshima’s contribution to the world in the field of medical care of radiation-exposed people. We hope the students be ambitious and become the persons who contribute to the world.


DateOctober 4, 2019

Hiroshima Municipal Hiroshima Secondary School (Asakita-ku, Hiroshima City) 

Kazunori Kodama, MD, Ph.D.

(Executive Director of Radiation Effects Research Foundation)

(Executive Secretary of HICARE)

TitleThe Effects of A-Bomb Radiation on the Human Health: Research at    Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Contribution to the World
Participants50 people (1st to 6th grade)


Lecturer Dr. Kodama talked to the students about his experiences of past such as working as a resident at the Hospital of St Raphael, Yale University and visiting all over the world to attend international conferences. He showed them many pictures taken around the world to attract their interest.

Dr. Kodama said, “It is my treasure to have met a lot of wonderful people around the world,.” and encouraged the students to value every encounter and to succeed globally in the future.

He also told them there are many people exposed to radiation by nuclear tests or accidents in the world and  explained that Hiroshima has contributed to medical care for those people.

At the end of the leture, he asked the students to think what they can do against the threat of nuclear arms and global warming, which are the biggest problems for humans.

After the lecture, students said “I want to know more about the atomic bomb and radiation,” “I want to study abroad and learn a lot,” “I want to be a person who can tell people of the world about Hiroshima.”