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Lecture was held at Hiroshima Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School

A special lecture was held at Hiroshima Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School. 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, hoping them to be ambitious to become a professional who will contribute to the world in the future.


DateJune 10, 2021

Hiroshima Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School 


Professor Satoshi Tashiro

(Director, Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine(RIRBM))

(Director of HICARE)


The Effects of A-Bomb Radiation on the Human Health

-Research at Hiroshima and Dedication to the Medical Care of Radiation Exposed People over the World-

Participants95 students ( 36 from 1st grade and 59 from 2nd grade)


 In the lecture, Prof. Tashiro,Director of RIRBM, introduced the institution which marks 60th anniversary this year and is featured by a variety of medical professionals working on a broad range of researches and clinical studies such as radiation genetics, epidemiology, developing unique microscopes and treatment for cancer and leukemia.


He also introduced a comprehensive study project which focused on people atomic-bombed around the hypocenter. In addition, he gave the information about the support activities of Hiroshima University in response to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.


Then Prof. Tashiro talked about his personal story in his school days that he decided to become a researcher after attending a lecture given by Prof. Nanao Kamada (currently an emeritus professor professor of Hiroshima University)  who would become his mentor later on. He also explained about his current research on low dose radiation effects on chromosomal which has been a frequent issue concerning CT scan and on the sensibility gap among people. “Testing with radiation has risks, but also has great medical benefits. We are working on these researches so that people will be able to receive the tests safely”, he highlighted the significance of their research.


There are also explanations on coordinate research for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in which researchers from over the world worked together for a week  with all day long discussion, exchanging each other over dinners. Showing some photos of Wiener Schnitzel, a local food in Vienna, landscape with the Danube and so on, he encouraged students; “Researching is fun and worthwhile doing. It is important that people born and raised in Hiroshima will be engaged in medical care for the radiation-exposed worldwide or radiation medicine. So why not find your way in the research world?”


● Feedback

“I become interested to hear that Hiroshima University works with IAEA which I have learned about in my class”

“I came to know now there are careers as a researcher to work with the rest of the world”

“I am interested in the fact that radiation has both risks and benefits”