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Let’s talk about (Part 1)

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Dr. Joh and eager audience

It was a very good meeting. The numbers attended were only about 15 people from the Phillipines, Nepal and the USA, but we learned a lot from the two lecturers’ talks. Dr. Osamu Joh showed us how we should act when we have an earthquake. Surprisingly Japan is  a country that earthquakes often attack. For people who came from a country with no earthquakes, Dr. Joh’s advice was very useful, I think. He also showed us many examples of Japanese houses and earthquake-resistant  buildings as well – that was also very interesting. He is one of the best producers of Power Point presentations and no one gets sleepy with his lecture.
After the break, we had a lecture by Mr. Kawahara who is a high school teacher and has been doing lectures on ‘Fukushima and Nuclear Power Plants’ more than 50 times to citizens. He is not professional but his explanation was easy to understand. Neighbors translated his Power Point document into English and saved it. If anybody would like to see it, you can tell us.
There were many questions from  mothers this time and some people were angry at the attitude of the Government, hiding  the truth from the people in Fukushima so children got exposure of radiation in March and April. I was especially happy to hear that those mothers would like to learn more and hope to have more of these kinds of opportunities. Yes, we will. We will have a 2nd session on December 3rd.

Mr. Kawahara is explaining to us.

11/23に在札外国人のために英語で「地震」の話と「福島で何があったか、原発の話」の2部構成で勉強会をしました。フィリピン、ネパール、アメリカなどの方たちが15名ほど集まってくださいましたが、とてもよい内容だったと思います。
一部では北大名誉教授の城先生が「地震を防ぐには」などについて、異なる震度でのシミュレーションや北海道の家の耐震などについて、パワーポイントを駆使して英語で説明してくださいました。あきることなく、必要で有効な情報をいただけたと思います。
続いて、河原重雄先生から、原発の構造や福島で何かおきたか、子どもたちの声などについてのお話がありました。先生のパワーポイント資料は英語で翻訳をしています。必要なところに貸出することができると思います。
今回は出席者はお母さんが多く、なかなか知らない情報もあったようで、質問とともに、情報を隠してきた日本政府にも怒りの気持ちを表した方がいました。子どもの被ばくは他人事ではないからでしょう。
いずれにしても、勉強会をぜひ続けてほしいという声が多かったのはとてもうれしいことでした。ぜひそうできるようにします。12/3には第2回目のLet’s talkがあります。

Written by getchanjp

November 26, 2011 at 1:28 am

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