2014 / Former school principal from Fukushima to speak about efforts to protect children, April 27

Shishido Fukushima Principal

Former school principal Sensuke Shishido and children in Fukushima. Shishido will speak on April 27 in Gardena.


From Families for Safe Energy


Childhood in Fukushima, Finding Hope in Adversity

April 27, 4 – 6 pm

New Gardena Hotel, 1641 West Redondo Beach Blvd, #1, Gardena, CA 90247

Suggest donation: $10

The children of Fukushima have suffered unimaginable hardships. 

Families and friends have been torn apart, and communities remain divided. Even after three years, the painful situation persists. 

What can we do to help recover these lost childhoods? How do we nurture each child’s self-worth?

Sensuke Shishido, a former elementary school principal from Fukushima, and popular speaker and educational commentator throughout Japan, believes that we must create an environment where each precious child can thrive even in the shadow of adversity.

Please join us for an inspirational discussion about encouraging childhood dreams in the wake of disaster.

Families for Safe Energy

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Sensuke Shishido, former Fukushima school principal and child advocate, will be in California and Arizona on a speaking tour from April 25May 3, addressing the topic “Childhood in Fukushima:  Finding Hope in Adversity.”

Shishido will share his first-hand experience in protecting the children of his school in the wake of the triple disaster, as well as ongoing efforts to help improve the educational environment.

He has been involved in securing government recognition and funding for “traveling classrooms,” which will allow Fukushima children to have much-needed outdoor experiences in safe areas outside of Fukushima Prefecture. The advocates of this effort celebrated a milestone this week, winning $3 million in government funding.

The tour will kick off with a special two-hour presentation and discussion open to the public at the New Gardena Hotel on April 27 from 4-6 p.m. 

Shishido will then visit schools and universities in Southern California and Arizona, including Chapman University, Huntington Beach High School, Dwyer Middle School, and the Peak School in Flagstaff. 

Shishido’s visit to California and Arizona is coordinated by Families for Safe Energy in Huntington Beach.