Video, 9 min 45 sec, in English & Japanese with English interpretation.
Opening Reception on March 8th, 2012
With a guest speech of 7 year old Kaisei FUKAGAWA / Evacuated Mothers with Children from Fukushima
The show is presented by Hiroko Goto of the Japan-based NGO Human Rights Now and Professor of Law at Chiba University in Tokyo.
New York University Institute for Public Knowledge through May 31, 2012
On March 11, 2011 the earthquake and tsunami which occurred in Eastern Japan caused tremendous damage and resulted in numerous deaths. This earthquake also caused serious damage the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, exacerbating the disaster. Due to the damage at the power plant, it has been estimated that the amount of radioactive materials released is over 168 times that which was released by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, and has created serious contamination across a broad area of Eastern Japan. Due to the evacuation orders issued to the people living in the vicinity, people lost their land, farms, beloved animals, and livelihoods. Moreover, it caused serious risks to people rights to life, health, and livelihood, and put in particular danger expecting mothers, infants, children and the young — those most vulnerable to harm from radiation.