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【Global Research and Consultancy】
Dr Nishizawa has spend 10 years in Europe for her research. She earned her PhD from Imperial College London in 2003. She continued her research in Stuttgart, Germany until 2005.
She has acted as a consultant at IAEA on emergency communication and stakeholder involvement since 2016 and an external partner at Dialogik gGmbH, a non-profit organisation led by Professor Ortwin Renn since 2000.
【Education and Training】
Dr Nishizawa teaches at the Graduate School, University of Tsukuba. She taught at national universities such as Universiy of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Titech). At Titech she has give a series of lectures on future global leaders for nuclear safety in English.
Litera Japan provides tailored training for public/government institutes such as Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority and Jaguar/Landrover on risk and crisis information delivery and stakeholder dialogue. Dr Nishizawa gives regular trainig at unversities/international bodies/ministries/corporations on risk/crisis communication.
Recently, Nishizawa is teaching at the communication training programme (funded by MEXT and a joint programme with the IAEA) at Wakasawan Energy Centre/Fukui for regulatory personnels and future leaders from Middle East and Asian countries.
【Capacity building for stakeholders in risk/emergency communication】
Dr Nishizawa acted as a risk communication advisor to Iitate Village of Fukushima for 2011/2012 in charge of community health communication on radiological health effects in the aftermath of the nuclear accident in Fukushima. She acted as facilitator for roundtable sessions and dialogues between scientists and evacuees.
This further led us to organise region-oriented dialogues on the future of nuclear energy generation. Litera Japan organised two stakeholder meetings in Shizuoka and Tokaimura in 2015/201-17 and Nishizawa acted as facilitaor at the events. It was not a meeting for deciding Yes/No of the use of nuclear energey but to share accurate safety information of nuclear energy as well as its socio-economic impacts on the communities. Click here for photos from Shizuoka and those from Tokaimura.
These events were reported at the IAEA symposium in 2016 and an investigation of a post-emergency communication has been publshed in Springer publication in 2018.
【Deveoping and designing communication materials】
Litera Japan develops science-based ready-to-be-used communication materials for risk communication by the use of infographics, illustrations and photographs. Samples are available on this site (only in Japanese). Click here for the link.
【Policy advisory at the national level】
Dr Nishizawa sits at different govenmental committess or public advisory boards such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of General Affairs (radiation), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Tokyo Fire Department. She is an Associated Member of Japan Science Council. In response to the 3.11. Fukushima Nuclear Accident, she has given policy advices on Cabinet Office, Ministry of Trade and Industry (METI), Consumer’s Agency, Minstry of Health, Miyagi Prefectural Government, JA Fukushima and other related bodies.
【Media briefing/stakeholder dialogue】
Since 2005, Litera Japan has organised a regular series of dialogue-based veneu called “Sphere for Dialogue” “Sustainable Dialogue for foods” in Japan over 100 times on a range of topics such as food safety, EMF, radiological emergencies, Xray and health, dietary suppliments, drugs, and so forth. Click here for photos.
Beyond Japan, Litera Japan orgnises special sessions on mobile phone and health effects in Geneve from 2016. Click here for photos.
【Iinnovation and start-ups】
Litera Japan provies hands-on advice for corporations/venture firms and startups in finding partners in the areas of agriculture/medical devices/foods. Dr Nishizawa has serveed for Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) on a committee promoting university-bred technology seeds for innovative businesss enterprises since 2016.
【Recent topics- 2018 onwards】
A recent contribution by Nishizawa is on Germany’s BASF’s booklet, Creating Chemistry, click → HERE (for URL and document download) as of April 2018.
A Springer book on risk communication (published in 2018) is an open access book for free-download. Nishizawa has contributed to a chapter on Fukushima Nuclear Accident and communication issues. Click → HERE (for URL and document download)
International communication training programmes at Wakasawan Energy Centre for regulatory personnels and future leaders from Asian countries 2018 (to be commensed in 2019 too).