Nozomi Iwakiri

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Medic passing on nuclear lessons

Apr 7, 2014

Medic passing on nuclear lessons

Physician Hironobu Tokunaga says it is his mission to pass on the lessons learned from his experience dealing with the Fukushima No. 1 reactor meltdowns to the younger generation. Tokunaga, 42, was dispatched to Sendai by University of Fukui Hospital as a member of ...

Fukui orthopedic surgeon helps tackle doctor shortage in Africa

Nov 26, 2013

Fukui orthopedic surgeon helps tackle doctor shortage in Africa

A Japanese orthopedic surgeon is dedicating the latter part of his career to overcoming a doctor shortage in Africa, where medical practitioners are badly needed to treat a surge in traffic accident injuries in the wake of rapid economic development. Hisatoshi Baba, 61, a ...