ICRP Scientific Secretary Honoured by Japan


ICRP Scientific Secretary Christopher Clement has been recognised by Japan for his significant role in the reconstruction of disaster-affected areas following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and for the promotion of mutual understanding and friendly relations between Japan and Canada.

On 12 March 2019, H. E. Kimihiro Ishikane, Ambassador of Japan to Canada, personally conferred the Ambassador’s Award to Mr Clement, thanking him for his efforts. Minister of Environment of Japan H. E. Yoshiaki Harada also conveyed a congratulatory message.

Since the accident in March 2011, Mr Clement has played a key role in the international effort led by ICRP members to promote dialogue on recovery, and to learn from the experience to improve international recommendations on radiological protection during nuclear accidents and in post-accident recovery. Read more about ICRP and Fukushima.

Further information is available at the Embassy of Japan in Canada website:

Japanese Ambassador’s Award for Mr Christopher Clement (English)

Japanese Ambassador’s Award for Mr Christopher Clement (Japanese)