2012 An American-Japanese couple to provide up-to-date on Fukushima disaster, Sept 13

The local group, Families for Safe Energy (FForSE), will have an American-Japanese couple to provide up-to-date information on the Fukushima nuclear disaster on Sept. 13, from 7-8 pm at South Pasadena Library, 1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030.

Beverly Findlay-Kaneko, a former faculty member at Yokohama National University, will share an independent report on Fukushima compiled by her husband, Japanese artist, photographer, and activist Yuji Kaneko.

Beverly has spent most of her career in education and journalism.  Most recently, she was a faculty member of the International Graduate School of Social Sciences at Yokohama National University.

She has an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from U.C. Berkeley.

After March 11, 2011, she accompanied her son Ryan back to the Southern California area to protect him from radiation contamination in the food, water and air in Japan.

Presently, she is an antinuclear activist helping coordinate an awareness campaign about the San Onofre nuclear power plant in the northwestern corner of San Diego County, south of San Clemente.

Yuji is an artist trained at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts.

He lives in Yokohama, Japan, where he looks after his elderly parents and the family business.  He visits Beverly and Ryan in Huntington Beach, California every couple of months.

Since the Fukushima disaster, Yuji has become involved in Greenpeace, Japan, and assists with various radiation monitoring projects.

He will be traveling to Fukushima in early September to meet with local activists who are working to improve the situation of people trying to cope with the new reality of living with radiation.

This information program is planned to raise funds for the building of medical clinics for children in Fukushima. For more Information, call (626) 487-6171 or email familiesforsafeenergy@gmail.com.


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