CJS Noon Lecture Series | Toward the Denuclearized Future: Ruses of Safety Myth and Citizen’s Activisms since the Fukushima Disasters

Katsuya Hirano , Associate Professor of History, UCLA

Since the 3.11 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese government and the nuclear energy industries have been attempting to promote a new safety myth by downplaying the harmful effects of radioactive exposure on the human body and the environment. How have citizens’ activism responded to the ruses of the safety myth? The talk will introduce various sites and forms of anti-nuclear activism that ordinary citizens have organized to defend their basic rights to health, safety, and dignity.

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Map Weiser Hall - Room 110

April 2019

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12:00pm - 1:30pm

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