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Recommendation of Candidates for the 12th Nagasaki Dr. Nagai Peace Memorial Prize

This summer marks the 73rd anniversary since the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki witnessed the terrible devastation of the atomic bomb. Since then, both Hiroshima and Nagasaki have continued with great effort to work towards achieving world peace and to make sure that such a tragedy does not occur again.

However, looking at the world today, we can see that a large number of people have become victims of radiation exposure as a result of various incidents such as the Chernobyl disaster and exposure to radiation from nuclear test sites over a long period of time.

The Nagasaki Association for Hibakushas' Medical Care (NASHIM) was established for the benefit of overseas atomic bomb survivors and also to assist victims of radiation-related incidents all around the world. We at NASHIM use our expertise in the treatment of atomic bomb survivors to engage in international cooperation.

The ‘Nagasaki Dr. Nagai Peace Memorial Prize’ was set up, as part of our activities at NASHIM, in 1995 which marked the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki. This prize honors the achievements of Dr. Takashi Nagai, who dedicated himself to helping victims of the atomic bomb, despite his own serious injuries.

This award was introduced with a view to continue the spirit of Dr. Takashi Nagai’s high aspiration of peace. We hope that the award can help to foster development in the medical treatment for victims of radiation exposure all over the world and reward those who have made significant contributions in this field of work.

This year, for the award ceremony of the 12th Nagasaki Dr. Nagai Peace Memorial Prize, we are currently accepting nominations of eminent scholars and organizations from all around the world.

We would appreciate it if you could distribute the attached information to the relevant bodies and concerned organizations.

CONDITIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE
12th NAGASAKI DR. NAGAI PEACE MEMORIAL PRIZE

1.  TITLE OF PRIZE
The Nagasaki Dr.Nagai Peace Memorial Prize
2.  ORGANIZERS
Nagasaki Association for Hibakushas' Medical Care (NASHIM)
3.  CANDIDATES
Individuals and/or organizations that have contributed to the development or improvement of research for the medical treatment of people affected by atomic bombs or radiation exposure and thereby improved the welfare of those affected by radiation, thus further contributing towards the goal of achieving world peace.
4.   SELECTION PROCESS
Nagasaki Association for Hibakushas' Medical Care shall be accepting nominations of candidates for the above prize from domestic or internationally-based academics or professional individuals, as well as universities, research organizations, embassies, governments and other bodies. The Nagasaki Dr. Nagai Peace Memorial Prize Selection Committee which is composed of academic experts will select preliminary final candidates out of the recommended candidates that they receive. The final winner shall then be selected by the Nagasaki Dr. Nagai Peace Memorial Prize Committee, which is comprised of scholars from related fields.
5.  NOMINATIONS
We will accept only one nomination from each group or individual.
6.  NOMINATION OF SELF OR OTHERS
Candidates may nominate themselves or may be nominated by others.
7.  NOMINATION PROCEDURE
Applications may be written in Japanese or English.
Please fill in the recommendation form and send to the following address:
Nagasaki Association for Hibakushas' Medical Care (NASHIM)
Atomic Bomb Survivor Support Division
Health and Welfare Department, Nagasaki Prefectural Government
3-1 Onoue-machi, Nagasaki City, 850-8570 JAPAN
      TEL:+81-95-895-2475    FAX:+81-95-895-2578
8.  DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
No later than Friday 31st August, 2018
9.  PRIZE DETAILS;
Prize will be awarded to one winner only.
A certificate, bronze statue and a prize of 1,000,000 yen shall be awarded to the winner.
10. ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZE WINNER
November 2018 (provisional)
11.  AWARD CEREMONY
February 2019 (provisional)
Venue: Nagasaki City
N.B. The award recipient must attend the award ceremony.