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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 the disaster assistance team immediately after the magnitude-9.0 quake sent tsunami barreling into Tohoku’s coastline on March 11, 2011. Two days later, he was assigned to the Fukushima Prefectural Government’s disaster headquarters.

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