Rosy Fukushima health report faulted by experts

| Apr 9, 2013

Rosy Fukushima health report faulted by experts

Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, The February 2013 report by the World Health Organization on the predicted radiation effects of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster provided some welcome news indeed. For example, Richard Wakeford of the University of Manchester wrote: “The additional risk ...

| Jun 26, 2012

Neglected art of midwifery is national asset

Dear Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoko Komiyama, I recently visited Japan to learn about traditional midwifery and Asian medicine. I was fortunate to be able to spend two days at a traditional birth house in the Tokyo area. As president and founder of ...

Book is behind bullying of mixed-race children

| Apr 10, 2012

Book is behind bullying of mixed-race children

Dear Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hirofumi Hirano, My three beautiful children were all born in Japan and went to Japanese public schools. Their mother is a native Japanese of Japanese ethnic background, and I am a Canadian citizen of African ...