Japanese Ambassador’s Award for Mr. Christopher Clement

On March 12th, 2019, Ambassador Ishikane conferred the Ambassador’s Award upon Mr. Christopher Clement, Scientific Secretary of International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11th, 2011, Mr. Clement has been contributing to the organisation of a series of dialogue seminars with the people of Fukushima to deepen their understanding on radiological protection. His role is significant not only for the reconstruction of disaster-affected areas, but also for the promotion of mutual understanding and friendly relations between Japan and Canada. Mr. Clement was given the Ambassador’s Award for this distinguished service.
 
At the beginning of the ceremony, participants watched a short video entitled “ Fukushima Dreams and Beyond," which shows the current situation of disaster-affected areas. Then, Ambassador Ishikane, in his remarks, extended his deepest regards to Mr. Clement, who has long played a significant role in the reconstruction of the areas as an expert on radiological protection. The congratulatory message from H.E. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of Environment of Japan, was also introduced.
 
Mr. Clement, in turn, expressed his gratitude for the Ambassador’s Award and reaffirmed his wish to further bring his contribution to the reconstruction of disaster-affected areas.
 
Watching the video “Fukushima Dreams and Beyond”
 
Congratulatory remarks by Ambassador Ishikane
 
Conferment of the Ambassador’s Award
 
Conferment of the Ambassador’s Award
 
Return salute by Mr. Clement
 
Group photo