PSA extends its hearty congratulations to Kiyoshi Kurokawa on receiving the prestigious Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his outstanding leadership in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster investigation.

Dr. Kurokawa was honored by AAAS “for the extraordinary responsibility he demonstrated in his frank and transparent chairmanship of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission and for his courage in challenging some of the most ingrained conventions of Japanese governance and society.”

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa was PSA’s President from 2003-2007. He was also a keynote speaker in PSA’s 22nd Pacific Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 2011.

The AAAS award to Dr. Kurokawa recieved wider media attention, including an article in the Huffington Post.