The Great East Japan Earthquake and its Aftermath;
Overcoming Public Health Challenges
On April 20, the University of Tokyo School of Public Health (SPH) held a forum with the theme, “The Great East Japan Earthquake and its Aftermath; Overcoming Public Health Challenges” The devastation from the earthquake and tsunami and the impact from the subsequent Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant accident has brought about a situation never experienced before. The forum aimed to ascertain how the University of Tokyo SPH should deal with the various challenges from mid- and long-term perspectives.
About 120 students participated in the forum, which will be released in English and Japanese streaming video. The aim was to further deepen our discussion by gaining a wider viewership.
The University of Tokyo SPH will continue to offer a wide range of support and make recommendations in relation to the numerous health hazards resulting from the disaster. We welcome comments from various perspectives in order to make the discussion more meaningful.
Please send us your comments to sph-prc[at]m.u-tokyo.ac.jp.
(Professor of Biomedical Ethics, The University of Tokyo School of Public Health)
II. Panel Discussion
Discussants: Yasuki KOBAYASHI, Yasuo OHASHI, Satoshi SASAKI, Shimazu
AKIHITO, and Masamine JIMBA (Professor of Community and Global Health,
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine)
Coordinator: Hideki HASHIMOTO (Professor of Health Economics &
Epidemiology Research, The University of Tokyo School of Public
Health) First half Second half