Researching Disaster: Fukushima and Hiroshima After 3.11

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Violet Ranson ’16, recipient of a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, traveled to Tokyo, Japan this summer to embark on a research internship at Temple University, Japan Campus. She spent six weeks conducting sociological research on the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and traveled to Fukushima to interview city officials and 3.11 evacuees. Recently, she traveled to Hiroshima where she had the opportunity to interview four hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors). She plans to return to Fukushima again to continue collecting interview data.

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