末続論文/Article for Suetsugi

"The Post-nuclear Accident Co-expertise Experience of the Suetsugi Community in Fukushima Prefecture" has been published in the Japanese Journal of Health Physics.

ジャック・ロシャール氏ほか末続地区の方達と共著し、フランス放射線防護学会(La Société Française de Radioprotection, SFRP)の学術誌 Radioprotection に掲載された、末続地区の原発事故後の取り組みを記した論文の日本語訳が、『保健物理』誌Vol.56(1)(2021)に掲載されました。
Japanese translation of an article published in Radioprotection, a journal of La Société Française de Radioprotection, has been published in the Japanese Journal of Health Physics, Vol.56, No 1. This article, which Ando had co-authored with Mr Jacques Lochard and other residents in Suetsugi district, describes the activities in the district after the NPP accident. 

Authors: Jacque Lochard (Nagasaki University), Ryoko Ando (Ethos in Fukushima), Hiroshi Takagi (Suetsugi Resident), Shinya Endo (Suetsugi, Our Home Town), Maiko Momma (Radiation Consultant at Suetsugi), Makoto Miyazaki (Fukushima Medical University), Yujiro Kuroda (Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation), Takeshi Kusumoto (Suetsugi, Our Home Town), Masako Endo (Suetsugi Resident), Setsuko Endo (Suetsugi Resident) and Yohei Koyama (Fukushima Medical University)
日本語訳:安東量子(福島のエートス、NPO福島ダイアログ)、児山洋平(福島県立医科大学) 吉田浩子(東北大学)
Japanese translation: Ryoko Ando (Ethos in Fukushima, NPO Fukushima Dialogue), Yohei Koyama (Fukushima Medical University), Hiroko Yoshida (Tohoku University)

日本語訳にあたっては、東北大学 吉田浩子先生、福島県立医科大学 児山洋平さんに多大なるご協力を賜りました。心から御礼申し上げます。
We would like to thank Dr Hiroko Yoshida at Tohoku University and Mr Yohei Koyama at Fukushima Medical University from the bottom of our hearts for their dedicated cooperation in translation into Japanese. 

末続地区で行われた試みを、日本語で日本の皆様にも還元できることは私たちにとっても大きな喜びです。 過去に福島のエートスを通じて、末続地区での活動を支援してくださった皆様にも、この論文をもって成果のご報告とさせてください。長い間のご支援、誠にありがとうございました。心から御礼申し上げます。
It is a great pleasure for us to be able to contribute our efforts in Suetsugi district back to people in Japan in Japanese. With this article, we would like to report the outcome of our activities in Suetsugi district to everyone who has supported us through Ethos in Fukushima. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for all of your supports over the years.

As noted in the previous post, this article is also referred from the bibliography of ICRP 146. We hope that it will be helpful to people who suffer from a similar problem elsewhere in the world.

As described in the article, the activities in Suetsugi district had been led by the residents, from the beginning till the end, especially in the leadership of Mr Hiroshi Takagi, then head of the district, and Mr Shinya Endo, Suetsugi Our Home Town. Their wish, to protect their own lives by their own effort, was the motive for everything and also the purpose itself. We are so proud to have been able to help with their initiative. As mentioned in the acknowledgement, the article is dedicated to all the residents of Suetsugi. 

末続地区での活動はひと段落となりましたが、ダイアログでの活動は引き続き続けております。 NPO福島ダイアログのサイトをお訪ねください。
Although our activities in Suetsugi district is settling down, we continue to work on the Dialogue. Please visit our website, NPO Fukushima Dialogue


ICRP Publication 146 発刊によせて / On the issue of ICRP Publication 146

Recently, ICRP (the International Commission on Radiological Protection) issued its Publication 146.

ICRP Publication146

このPublication は、大規模原子力災害事故後の対応について書かれたPublication109と111を、福島での原発事故を受けて改訂したものです。
Publication 146 updates two previous Publications 109 and 111, which apply to the response for large scale nuclear accidents, following the accident in Fukushima.

福島のエートス として、福島県いわき市末続地区で住民のみなさんと協働して行ってきた活動についても、参考事例として掲載されています。
In this publication, our activities are picked up as a reference case, which has been worked on as Ethos in Fukushima in collaboration with residents of Suetsugi district, Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture.

・末続地区の活動に関連して参考資料として掲載された論文と資料リストList for papers and materials referred in relation to the activities in Suetsugi district

  1. Ando, R., 2016. Measuring, discussing, and living together: lessons from 4 years in Suetsugi. Ann. ICRP 45(1S), 75-83.
  2. Ando, R., 2018. Trust - what connects science to daily life. Health Phys. 115, 581-589.
  3. Ethos in Fukushima, 2019. Regaining Confidence after the Fukushima Accident, the Story of the Suetsugi Community. Ethos in Fukushima. Available at:
  4. Lochard, J., Ando, R., Takagi, H., et al., 2020. The post-nuclear accident co-expertise experience of the Suetsugi community in Fukushima Prefecture. Radioprotection 55(3), 225-235.

    また、福島のエートス として参加・協力してきたICRPダイアログ 、その後、運営にかかわるようになった福島ダイアログ についても、言及されています。
    It also mentions ICRP Dialogue, which we attended to and cooperated with as Ethos in Fukushima, and Fukushima Dialogue, which we later had been involved in its operation.
  5. Lochard, J., Schneider, T., Ando, R., et al., 2019. An overview of the dialogue meetings initiated by ICRP in Japan after the Fukushima accident. Radioprotection 54, 87-101.

私たちが福島のエートス の活動として為してきたことは、多くの皆様のご協力なしにはありえなかったものです。あらためまして、ご報告と御礼を申し上げます。
What we have achieved as Ethos in Fukushima activities would not have been possible without the cooperation of many supporters. Taking this opportunity, we would like to report this and thank you again.

Especially, for the No.4 paper which is referred from the publication, people from Suetsugi are named as co-authors, who have been cooperated in the activities in Suetsugi district. Beginning in 2012, we as comrades have struggled for the long eight years in our activities. It is our greatest pleasure to see the paper appears in the publication with comrades' names listed together, recording our activities.

The Japanese translated version of this paper, covering the overall outline of activities in Suetsugi, is now in the process to be published in the Japanese Journal of Health Physics. We will inform you here when it is prepared.

On this website, I have never written my personal thoughts. But on the issue of this Publication 146, allow me to note some of them.

After the NPP accident happened in Fukushima in 2011, I had encountered Publication 111 by chance. Taking it as a guide, I had started the activity in Suetsugi district in March 2012 (actually, some preparations had started since the end of 2011).

Since then, so many things have happened like turbulent waves. Fortunately, our activities in Suetsugi gained a lot of supporters and has borne a tiny but solid fruit. As an overview of the fruit, please find the videos referred from Publication 146, linked below.

ドキュメンタリー:原発事故の後で、信頼を取り戻す・末続地区の経験 (YouTube)

Documentary: Regaining Confidence after the Fukushima Accident: the Story of the Suetsugi Community (YouTube)

Connection between people, to considerate each other, to exchange words, to believe someone... Now I strongly feel that these are the things we had lost by the accident, and we have regained later as the tiny fruit through our activities.

After the accident, too much information, knowledge, and numbers overwhelmed us. Most had been confused by them and had to tend to lose their idea of what was the essential issue.

But I can not help thinking that the point was such a thing how could we live on in the changed world.

People in Suetsugi who I have talked with guided me to the point; what is the reason to live and the meaning to live together with someone.

I would like to thank Mr Jacque Lochard with all my heart. He frequently, a dozen or so times, came to Suetsugi and kindly supported our activities. As he repeatedly visited Suetsugi far away from France, local people became friends with him, saying jokingly "that's enough!" in the phrase of Mr Shinya Endo, who is one of my comrades in Suetsugi. He enjoyed the interaction with them also while giving us appropriate advice. He gave a personal example that friendship can be formed even in a relationship communicated through an interpreter.

Furthermore, I would like to cordially thank Dr Makoto Miyazaki at Fukushima Medical University, who has supported the activities in Suetsugi from the beginning. Always staying behind the scene, he sincerely faced with the data we measured, and with the people living with the data. After the accident, we had to build the process -- not only for the individual dose measurement itself but also for how to interpret and how to convey the data -- through only by trial and error. This could not be done without close communication with him.

What Publication 111 indicates is, as I understand, the importance of being together with people. Not being one-way "for", but "together". I am more than happy to find our examples on Publication 146, which we have traced here after the practices once had done in Belarus.

On the other hand, unfortunately, the Japanese Government and the media only see the numbers in Publication 111. It has been hardly focused on the factor "being together", which is the most important to make the numbers meaningful. A thought noted in my book published in 2019 is still unchanged:

"However, as a result, after seven years Publication 111 have been hardly understood also in Japan. The Japanese Government only picked up the numbers 1, 20 and 100 written in the publication, without understanding the content of the publication, and just automatically applied the numbers to set the criteria. It had never respected the purpose and the spirit of the publication nor applied measures after the accident."
-- Ryoko Ando, Umi wo Utsu [Shooting at the Sea] (Misuzu Shobo, 2019), "Jacques Lochard or the International Commission on Radiological Protection".

I hope that Publication 146 will be better understood, not only for its numbers but also for its meaning.

Finally, I would like to conclude this article leaving a message to people in the affected area of the future nuclear accident.

Everyone in the affected area in the future,

きっと、あなたたちはこれまで経験したことのない混乱と喧騒の渦に投げ込まれ、どうすればいいのか、途方にくれていることでしょう。けれど、それは、あなたたちが最初に経験することではありません。私たちがあなたたちの前にいます。失ったものの一部は取り戻すことができず、その喪失とともに生きていかなくてはならないかもしれません。それでも、なしうることはある。それをベラルーシ で、そして、福島の事故のあとに経験しています。あなたたちは、ひとりではありません。どうか、私たちのことを思い出してください。私たちの思いは、あなたたちと共にあります。
I think you are at a loss at what to do in the midst of turmoil which you have never experienced in the past. But you are not the first ones who face such a situation; we were foregoing in front of you. Maybe you cannot regain some part of what you have lost, and maybe you have to keep on living without it. Even though, there is something what you can do. People have experienced such things after the accident in Belarus, and also in Fukushima. Please remember us. Our thoughts are with you.

2020年12月11日/11 December 2020
安東量子 Ryoko Ando




The post-nuclear accident co-expertise experience of the Suetsugi community in Fukushima Prefecture (RADIOPROTECTION, Volume 55, Number 3, Juillet - Septembre 2020)



Our article on the initiative of radiological protection in Suetsugi district since after  Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident  has been published on RADIOPROTECTION in France.

Main author is Professor Jacques Lochard, and NPO Suetsugi, Our Home Town and those who have been involved with the activity in Suetsugi are co-authors.

The post-nuclear accident co-expertise experience of the Suetsugi community in Fukushima Prefecture (RADIOPROTECTION, Volume 55, Number 3, Juillet - Septembre 2020)

It is our greatest pleasure to be able to put out a collaborative article with our friends in Suetsugi.

We appreciate all of Suetusgi people and those who had supported our activity for a long time.

福島ダイアログ の活動については、NPO法人福島ダイアログ のサイトをご覧ください。

NPO福島ダイアログ では、会員と寄付金を随時受け付けております。みなさまからのご支援とご協力をお待ちしております。

For the information on the activities of Fukushima Dialogue, please visit the NPO Fukushima Dialogue website.

NPO Fukushima Dialogue is always accepting membership and donations. We are looking forward to your support and cooperation.


2019年12月14日、15日 福島ダイアログ「9年間の軌跡について語る」






2019年8月3日、4日 福島ダイアログ 「福島の復興はどこまで進んだのか−農業と漁業を中心として− ~国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)の協力による対話の継続~」開催のお知らせ/Fukushima Dialogue: How far have Fukushima rehabilitation progressed? -in view of agriculture and fishery- ~Continuing the dialogue in cooperation with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)~

今回から、NPO福島ダイアログのサイト https://fukushima-dialogue.jp に最新情報を更新していきますので、こちらもご覧ください。

「福島第一原発事故のあとで:記憶を残し、経験を共有し、あたらしい未来へ向かうために ~国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)の協力による対話の継続〜」
  On 3-4 August, 
the " Fukushima Dialogue After Fukushima Nuclear accident: How far have Fukushima rehabilitation progressed? -in view of agriculture and fishery-
~Continuing the dialogue in cooperation with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)~"
will be held.

日時・場所/Date, Venue
8月3日(土曜日):フィールド見学 ※要事前予約
予約はこちらから→ https://fukushima-dialogue.jp/entry201908/
17 時半~19 時半 懇親会 東日本国際大学食堂

8月4日(日曜日):東日本国際大学 1号館101教室 ※予約不要、参加費無料

3rd August (Sat): Field tour
* Authorized personnel / available for the general public.
Advanced registration is required. https://fukushima-dialogue.jp/entry201908/
* Reception will be held at the cafeteria in Higashi Nippon International University.

4th August (Sun): Higashi Nippon International University 101, Building No.1
* Open and free to participate.
* 15 min from Iwaki Station. Parking available.


Coorganized by: International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP),
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and NPO Fukushima Dialogue
Supported by: Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN)

目的/Objective of the Dialogue
原発事故から8 年が経過したが、福島県内の産業、特に一次産業には依然として原発事故の大きな影響が残されている。影響は、放射性物質への対応のみならず、社会的な側面の比重が大きくなっており、課題は生産の現場のみならず、流通・小売、消費まで及んでいる。このため、事故の影響の全容を見渡すことが難しくなっている。そこで、ダイアログセミナーの場を利用し、生産から流通・小売、消費のそれぞれのステークホルダーを交え、農業と漁業の現状について話し合い、また現場における実態と課題について国内外に発信する機会としたい。2 日の日程のうち、1 日については現地視察を行う。現地視察に
ついては、受け入れ準備の調整のため、先着順事前申し込み者のみ。2 日目のダイアログについてはこれまでどおり、自由参加とする。

Since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station's Accident, it has already passed 8 years. However, industries in Fukushima Prefecture, in particular primary industries, have been influenced by the accident significantly so far. The impact does not only concern the control of radiatopm but also the economic and social aspects. Recently these latter have even become dominant.. The problem reaches
not only the production sites but also the distribution, retail and consumption of the products. It is therefore difficult to understand the full impact of the accident. Accordingly, various kinds of stakeholders (producers, distributors, retailers and consumers) will be involved in this Dialogue meeting which should be an opportunity to send information of the current situation and problems in
agriculture and fishery inside and outside Japan. The dialogue meeting will be two days: the first one for field visit and the next one for the Dialogue meeting. The objective of the field visit is to better understand the current situation. Participants to the field visit must be registered in advance but the participation of the Dialogue meeting is free.

1日目:8 月3 日(土) ※要事前予約
8:15 いわき駅前集合(ミスタードーナツ前)
17:30~19:30 懇親会(東日本国際大学 食堂)

2日目:8 月4 日(日) ※事前予約不要
8:30~ 受付開始
9:00~17:00 東日本国際大学1号館 101大教室

Day 1: Saturday 3rd August
8:15 Meet at Iwaki Station (In front of Mister Donut)
* Authorized personnel / available for the general public.
Advanced registration is required. https://fukushima-dialogue.jp/entry201908/
17:30〜19:30 Reception
* Reception will be held at the cafeteria in Higashi Nippon International University.

Day 2: Saturday 4th August
8:30 - Registration
9:00 - 17:00




2018年12月15日16日 福島ダイアログセミナー資料/15-16 December, 2018 the materials of Fukushia Dialogue Seminar

福島ダイアログ「福島第一原発事故のあとで:記憶を残し、経験を共有し、あたらしい未来へ向かうために ~国際放射線防護委員会(ICRP)の協力による対話の継続〜」
the " Fukushima Dialogue After Fukushima Nuclear accident: preserve memory, share experience and go toward the future Continuing the dialogue in cooperation with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)"
(2018年12月15日、16日、福島県いわき市/December 15-16, 2018, Iwaki City, Fukushima)

12月15日/December 15

Session 1: Setting the scene - Why and what should we share and transfer

ジャック・ロシャール Jacque LOCHARD (ICRP)
安東量子 Ryoko ANDO (Fukushima Dialogue Committee)
高村美春 Mika TAKAMURA(南相馬市 Minamisoma city)
  • 南相馬市で暮らしてきて Testimony and views of a Fukushima resident(Japanese)
  • 映像 Video (YouTube)
大橋庸一 Yoichi OHASHI(双葉町 Futaba)、菅野源勝 Genkatsu KANNO(川俣町 Kawamata)
  • 川俣町山木屋と双葉町細谷地区の交流 Communication between Yamakiya (Kawamata town) and Hosoya district (Futaba town)
吉岡正士 Tadashi YOSHIOKA(アルパイン(株) Alpine)
佐藤秀人 Tatsuko KAMATA(伊達市 Date city)

Session 2: Breakout session

12月16日/December 16

Session 3: How to share and transmit the experience?

ティエリー・シュナイダー Thierry SCHNEIDER (CEPN)
植頭康裕 (Yasuhiro UEZU (JAEA)
石森真理 (Mari ISHIMORI (広島大学 Hiroshima University)
  • 被災地の外に住む住民の観点から The views of a resident living outside the affected territories
下枝浩徳 Hironori SHITAEDA (葛尾村 Katsurao)
  • 地元で活動する観点から The views of a local organisation
  • 映像 Video (YouTube)
原尚志 Takashi HARA (福島高校 Fukushima high school)
  • 高校教員の観点から The views of a high school teacher
  • 映像 Video (YouTube)
テッド・ラゾ Ted LAZO

Session 4: The way forward

ダイアログ「私たちは、事故とその帰結の記憶を残すために なにを生み出すべきか。さまざまな人びととなにを分かち合うべきか。次の世 代になにを伝えるべきか」
Structured Dialogue: What should we archive to keep the memory of the accident and its consequences? What should we share with various people? What should we transfer to future generations?

参加者 Participants:石森真理 Mari ISHIMORI、下枝浩徳 Hironori SHITAEDA、原尚志 Takashi HARA、吉岡正士 Tadashi YOSHIOKA、半谷八重子 Yaeko HANGAI、門馬麻衣子 Maiko MOMMA、遠藤眞也 Shinya ENDO、高村美春 Miharu TAKAMURA、 遠藤佑哉 Yuya ENDO、神藤俊夫 Toshio JINDO、クリス・クレメント Chris CLEMENT、テッド・ラゾ Ted LAZO

ジャン=フランソワ・ルコント Jean-Francois LECONTE (IRSN)

まとめの議論 General discussion
ジャック・ロシャール Jacque LOCHARD (ICRP)
中山真一 Shinichi NAKAYAMA (JAEA)
安東量子 Ryoko ANDO (Fukushima Dialogue Committee)
ジャック・ロシャール Jacque LOCHARD (ICRP)


動画「信頼を取り戻す・末続地区の経験ー原発事故の後で」Video "Regaining Confidence after the Fukushima Accident: the Story of the Suetsugi Community"

We have developed a half-hour video about our radiometry activities in collaboration between Ethos in Fukushima and residents in Suetsugi community, Hisanohama town, Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture since 2012.

Now it is published with permission from the people involved.

これまでの測定の概要とエッセンスがわかりやすくまとめられています。 英語の字幕付きのバージョンも用意いたしました。
The essence is well outlined in this summary of the measurements done so far. English subtitled version is also available.

We are deeply grateful to all the people who offered help and assistance for this video development.


"Regaining Confidence after the Fukushima Accident: the Story of the Suetsugi Community" (32minutes 58seconds)