Councilor Kenji Kamiya

Councilor Kenji Kamiya

Present Position

Vice-President, Specially Appointed Professor, Hiroshima University
Director, Radiation Emergency Medicine Promotion Center, Hiroshima University
Vice-President, Specially Appointed Professor, Fukushima Medical University
Director, Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, Fukushima Medical University
Council member, Science Council of Japan
Chairman of The Radiation Council, Nuclear Regulation Authority

Education

1987
Received Ph.D. (Hiroshima University)
1979-1986
Post Graduate School of Medicine, Hiroshima University
1971-1977
Hiroshima University School of Medicine (M.D.)

Professional appointments

2016–
Director, Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, Fukushima Medical University
2016–
Specially Appointed Professor of Hiroshima University
2016–
Professor emeritus of Hiroshima University
2013–
Vice-President, Hiroshima University
2011–
Vice-President, Specially Appointed Professor, Fukushima Medical University
2011–
Cabinet Secretariat Government of Japan
2009-2013
Director, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University
2004–
Director, Radiation Emergency Medicine Promotion Center, Hiroshima University
2001-2005
Director, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University
1996-2016
Professor, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University
1991-1996
Associate Professor, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University
1988
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Human Oncology, Clinical Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, USA
1987-1991
Research Associate, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University
1982-1987
Research Associate/Associate Researcher, Department of Human Oncology, Clinical Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, USA
1977-1979
Research Associate, School of Medicine, Hiroshima University
1977
Resident, University Hospital, School of Medicine, Okayama University

Contributions to the society and the professional field

2015–
Council member, The subcommittee of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, National Research and Development Agency Council, Nuclear Regulation Authority
2015
Secretary-General, ICRR2015 (15th International Congress of Radiation Research, Kyoto Japan)
2014–
Council member, Science Council of Japan
2014–
Chairman of The Radiation Council, Nuclear Regulation Authority
2013–
Committee member, Nagasaki city Atomic Bomb Radiation Effects Research Committee
2012
Technical Committee Specialist, the Council for Science and Technology in Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2011–
Radiation Health Risk Management Advisor, Fukushima Prefecture
2010-2019
Committee member, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Exploratory Committee on Display Exhibition
2008-2014
Member, Science Council of Japan
2008
Chairman, Hiroshima City Atomic Bomb Effects Survey Research Committee
2008-2011
President, The Japanese Radiation Research Society
2007
Committee member, Exploratory Committee on the State of A-bomb Disease Certification, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
2005
President, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Radiation Research Society, Hiroshima Japan
2005
President, 1st Asian Congress of Radiation Research, Hiroshima Japan
2001
Deputy Chairman of Break-out Session on Radiation Emergency Medicine, Atomic Energy Safety Commission, Cabinet Office

Awards and Honors

2017
Radiation Effects Research Achievement Award, Radiation Effects Association
2013–
Distinguished Professor of Hiroshima University
2012
Prize for contribution of disaster prevention by Prime Minister, Cabinet Office
2011
Hiroshima University President’s Special Award
2009
The Asian Association for Radiation Research Award
2009
Prize for contribution of disaster prevention by Minister of state for disaster management, Cabinet Office

Selected Publications (2015~2019)

1.
Ohira T, Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Takahashi H, Yasumura S, Suzuki S, Matsuzuka T, Shimura H, Ishikawa T, Sakai A, Suzuki S, Yamashita S, Yokoya S, Tanigawa K, Ohto H, Kamiya K; Fukushima Health Management Survey group. External Radiation Dose, Obesity, and Risk of Childhood Thyroid Cancer after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Epidemiology. in press
2.
Takahashi K, Takahashi H, Nakaya T, Yasumura S, Ohira T, Ohto H, Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Suzuki S, Shimura H, Yamashita S, Tanigawa K, Kamiya K. Factors influencing the proportion of non-examinees in the Fukushima Health Management Survey for childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer: Results from the baseline survey. J Epidemiol. in press
3.
Midorikawa S, Ohtsuru A, Murakami M, Takahashi H, Suzuki S, Matsuzuka T, Shimura H, Ohira T, Suzuki SI, Yasumura S, Yamashita S, Ohto H, Tanigawa K, Kamiya K. Comparative Analysis of the Growth Pattern of Thyroid Cancer in Young Patients Screened by Ultrasonography in Japan After a Nuclear Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. in press
4.
Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Ohira T, Suzuki S, Takahashi H, Murakami M, Shimura H, Matsuzuka T, Yasumura S, Suzuki SI, Yokoya S, Hashimoto Y, Sakai A, Ohto H, Yamashita S, Tanigawa K, Kamiya K. Incidence of Thyroid Cancer Among Children and Young Adults in Fukushima, Japan, Screened With 2 Rounds of Ultrasonography Within 5 Years of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 145(1):4-11. 2019.
5.
Nakaya T, Takahashi K, Takahashi H, Yasumura S, Ohira T, Ohto H, Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Suzuki S, Shimura H, Yamashita S, Tanigawa K, Kamiya K. Spatial analysis of the geographical distribution of thyroid cancer cases from the first-round thyroid ultrasound examination in Fukushima Prefecture. Sci Rep. 8(1):17661. 2018.
6.
Takahashi A, Ohira T, Okazaki K, Yasumura S, Sakai A, Maeda M, Yabe H, Hosoya M, Ohtsuru A, Kawasaki Y, Suzuki H, Shimabukuro M, Sugiura Y, Shishido H, Hayashi Y, Nakano H, Kobashi G, Kamiya K, Ohira H. Effects of lifestyle on hepatobiliary enzyme abnormalities following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident: The Fukushima health management survey. Medicine (Baltimore). 97(42):e12890. 2018.
7.
Shimura T, Sasatani M, Kawai H, Kamiya K, Kobayashi J, Komatsu K, Kunugita N. Radiation-induced Myofibroblasts Promote Tumor Growth via Mitochondrial ROS-activated TGFβ Signaling. Mol Cancer Res. 16(11):1676-1686. 2018.
8.
Ohira T, Takahashi H, Yasumura S, Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Suzuki S, Matsuzuka T, Shimura H, Ishikawa T, Sakai A, Yamashita S, Tanigawa K, Ohto H, Kamiya K, Suzuki S; Fukushima Health Management Survey Group. Associations between Childhood Thyroid Cancer and External Radiation Dose after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Epidemiology. 29(4): e32-e34. 2018.
9.
Abe Y, Yoshida MA, Fujioka K, Kurosu Y, Ujiie R, Yanagi A, Tsuyama N, Miura T, Inaba T, Kamiya K, Sakai A. Dose-response curves for analyzing of dicentric chromosomes and chromosome translocations following doses of 1000 mGy or less, based on irradiated peripheral blood samples from five healthy individuals. J Radiat Res. 59(1):35-42. 2018.
10.
Takahashi H, Takahashi K, Shimura H, Yasumura S, Suzuki S, Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Ohira T, Ohto H, Yamashita S, Kamiya K. Simulation of expected childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer cases in Japan using a cancer-progression model based on the National Cancer Registry: Application to the first-round thyroid examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Medicine (Baltimore). 96(48):e8631. 2017.
11.
Sasatani M, Xi Y, Kajimura J, Kawamura T, Piao J, Masuda Y, Honda H, Kubo K, Mikamoto T, Watanabe H, Xu Y, Kawai H, Shimura T, Noda A, Hamasaki K, Kusunoki Y, Zaharieva EK, Kamiya K. Overexpression of Rev1 promotes the development of carcinogen-induced intestinal adenomas via accumulation of point mutation and suppression of apoptosis proportionally to the Rev1 expression level. Carcinogenesis. 38(5):570-578. 2017.
12.
Kawamura F, Inaki M, Katafuchi A, Abe Y, Tsuyama N, Kurosu Y, Yanagi A, Higuchi M, Muto S, Yamaura T, Suzuki H, Noji H, Suzuki S, Yoshida MA, Sasatani M, Kamiya K, Onodera M, Sakai A. Establishment of induced pluripotent stem cells from normal B cells and inducing AID expression in their differentiation into hematopoietic progenitor cells. Sci Rep. 7(1):1659. 2017.
13.
Takahashi A, Ohira T, Hosoya M, Yasumura S, Nagai M, Ohira H, Hashimoto S, Satoh H, Sakai A, Ohtsuru A, Kawasaki Y, Suzuki H, Kobashi G, Ozasa K, Yamashita S, Kamiya K, Abe M; Fukushima Health Management Survey Group. Effect of evacuation on liver function after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. J Epidemiol. 27(4):180-185. 2017.
14.
Zhang W, Ohira T, Abe M, Kamiya K, Yamashita S, Yasumura S, Ohtsuru A, Masaharu M, Harigane M, Horikoshi N, Suzuki Y, Yabe H, Yuuki M, Nagai M, Takahashi H, Nakano H; Fukushima Health Management Survey Group. Evacuation after the Great East Japan Earthquake was associated with poor dietary intake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. J Epidemiol. 27(1):14-23. 2017.
15.
Shimura T, Sasatani M, Kawai H, Kamiya K, Kobayashi J, Komatsu K, Kunugita N. A comparison of radiation-induced mitochondrial damage between neural progenitor stem cells and differentiated cells. Cell Cycle. 16(6):565-573. 2017.
16.
Iizuka D, Yoshioka S, Kawai H, Izumi S, Suzuki F, Kamiya K. Metabolomic screening using ESI-FT MS identifies potential radiation-responsive molecules in mouse urine. J Radiat Res. 58(3):273-280. 2017.
17.
Ohira T, Hosoya M, Yasumura S, Satoh H, Suzuki H, Sakai A, Ohtsuru A, Kawasaki Y, Takahashi A, Ozasa K, Kobashi G, Hashimoto S, Kamiya K, Yamashita S, Abe M; Fukushima Health Management Survey Group. Evacuation and Risk of Hypertension After the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Hypertension. 68(3):558-64. 2016.
18.
Suzuki S, Suzuki S, Fukushima T, Midorikawa S, Shimura H, Matsuzuka T, Ishikawa T, Takahashi H, Ohtsuru A, Sakai A, Hosoya M, Yasumura S, Nollet KE, Ohira T, Ohto H, Abe M, Kamiya K, Yamashita S. Comprehensive Survey Results of Childhood Thyroid Ultrasound Examinations in Fukushima in the First Four Years After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Thyroid. 26(6):843-51. 2016.
19.
Suzuki S, Yamashita S, Fukushima T, Nakano K, Midorikawa S, Ohtsuru A, Yasumura S, Hosoya M, Kamiya K, Shimura H, Suzuki S, Nakamura I, Abe M. The protocol and preliminary baseline survey results of the thyroid ultrasound examination in Fukushima [Rapid Communication]. Endocr J. 63(3):315-21. 2016.
20.
Abe Y, Miura T, Yoshida MA, Ujiie R, Kurosu Y, Kato N, Katafuchi A, Tsuyama N, Kawamura F, Ohba T, Inamasu T, Shishido F, Noji H, Ogawa K, Yokouchi H, Kanazawa K, Ishida T, Muto S, Ohsugi J, Suzuki H, Ishikawa T, Kamiya K, Sakai A. Analysis of chromosome translocation frequency after a single CT scan in adults. J Radiat Res. 57(3):220-6. 2016.
21.
Satoh H, Ohira T, Hosoya M, Sakai A, Watanabe T, Ohtsuru A, Kawasaki Y, Suzuki H, Takahashi A, Kobashi G, Ozasa K, Yasumura S, Yamashita S, Kamiya K, Abe M. Corrigendum to “Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident is a Cause of Diabetes: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey”. J Diabetes Res. 2015:415253. 2015.
22.
Abe Y, Miura T, Yoshida MA, Ujiie R, Kurosu Y, Kato N, Katafuchi A, Tsuyama N, Ohba T, Inamasu T, Shishido F, Noji H, Ogawa K, Yokouchi H, Kanazawa K, Ishida T, Muto S, Ohsugi J, Suzuki H, Ishikawa T, Kamiya K, Sakai A. Increase in dicentric chromosome formation after a single CT scan in adults. Sci Rep. 5:13882. 2015.
23.
Hasegawa A, Tanigawa K, Ohtsuru A, Yabe H, Maeda M, Shigemura J, Ohira T, Tominaga T, Akashi M, Hirohashi N, Ishikawa T, Kamiya K, Shibuya K, Yamashita S, Chhem RK. Health effects of radiation and other health problems in the aftermath of nuclear accidents, with an emphasis on Fukushima. Lancet. 386(9992):479-88. 2015.
24.
Kamiya K, Ozasa K, Akiba S, Niwa O, Kodama K, Takamura N, Zaharieva EK, Kimura Y, Wakeford R. Long-term effects of radiation exposure on health. Lancet. 386(9992):469-78. 2015.
25.
Ishikawa T, Yasumura S, Ozasa K, Kobashi G, Yasuda H, Miyazaki M, Akahane K, Yonai S, Ohtsuru A, Sakai A, Sakata R, Kamiya K, Abe M. The Fukushima Health Management Survey: estimation of external doses to residents in Fukushima Prefecture. Sci Rep. 5:12712. 2015.
26.
Satoh H, Ohira T, Hosoya M, Sakai A, Watanabe T, Ohtsuru A, Kawasaki Y, Suzuki H, Takahiashi A, Kobashi G, Ozasa K, Yasumura S, Yamashita S, Kamiya K, Abe M. Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident Is a Cause of Diabetes: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. J Diabetes Res. 2015:627390. 2015.
27.
Sasatani M, Xu Y, Kawai H, Cao L, Tateishi S, Shimura T, Li J, Iizuka D, Noda A, Hamasaki K, Kusunoki Y, Kamiya K. RAD18 activates the G2/M checkpoint through DNA damage signaling to maintain genome integrity after ionizing radiation exposure. PLoS One. 10(2):e0117845. 2015.

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