When I started my research project on Fukushima nuclear disaster back in 2013, I knew that a documentary film was something I would like to produce. But I had no idea then what the focus of the documentary film would be. In mid-2015, Ryuma Shineha, a colleague at Seijo University, introduced me to Dr. Arifumi Hasegawa via email. I was doing fieldwork in Fukushima when I received an email from Ryuma that Dr. Hasegawa would like to meet me. The next morning I was on a train that brought me from Fukushima station to Kanayagawa station, where Hasegawa came to pick me up, still wearing a doctor suit. He took me to his office at Fukushima Medical University’s Radiation Emergency Medical Center. During one hour of conversation, Hasegawa told me his story of how he built the facility as a...
Response to Michael M. J. Fischer’s Review of Healing Fukushima, Part 1
Sulfikar Amir is associate professor at the School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, where he teaches subjects on science, technology, and society (STS), and sociology risk and disaster. His research interests include sociology of technology, development, globalization, sociology of risk and resilience, and city studies. He is the author of The Technological State in Indonesia: the Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics (2012). His ongoing project on nuclear risk examines the root cause of vulnerability in the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Shi Lin Loh is assistant professor in the Department of History at National University of Singapore, specializing in modern Japanese history and the social studies of science, technology, and medicine. Previously, she was a D. Kim fellow for the history of science and technology in East Asia at Keio University. She is currently preparing a book manuscript on the socio-cultural history of X-rays in Japan and a new project on the environmental history of palm oil.
Sulfikar Amir, Shi Lin Loh; Response to Michael M. J. Fischer’s Review of Healing Fukushima, Part 1. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 June 2019; 13 (2): 355–357. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-7341135
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