The 10th meeting of the RERF Board of Councilors (BOC)* was held, due to the coronavirus pandemic, with meeting agenda items determined by mail-in ballot. In typical years, councilors from Japan and the United States join to participate in the meeting, which was originally scheduled to be held in Hiroshima this year, to discuss agenda items. Nevertheless, in accordance with the RERF Articles of Incorporation, the recent meeting was held based on the omission of resolutions (a specific method whereby materials were sent by mail to councilors for their written decisions).
The meeting results are summarized below:
I. Reports of activities and settlement of accounts
A status report of activities in FY2019 was made based on the activities report (including international cooperation activities, joint activities with overseas institutions), settlement of accounts report, audit report, and supporting documents. Deliberations that followed resulted in approval of these reports.
II. Activity plans, budget, and related matters
Reports of FY2020 activity plans included research projects on the health of A-bomb survivors, the health of A-bomb survivors’ children (F1), and the elucidation of radiation doses in individuals from the atomic bombings and their effects. Also included were projects to publicize research results and collaborate with other scientific research institutions, training programs for domestic and overseas specialists, public information programs, and the FY2020 working budget required to implement these projects.
III. Appointment of management
The appointments of two Councilors, two Auditors, and two Scientific Advisors whose terms would expire at the end of the 10th regular Meeting of BOC were approved.
1) For information about our Councilors as of June 23, 2020, please click on the following URL:
2) For Auditor information as of June 23, 2020, please see the following:
3) For additional information on Scientific Advisory Committee members as of June 23, 2020, please click here:
*Boards of Councilors are the highest decision-making bodies of public interest foundations. RERF’s BOC determines the structure for work execution (e.g., appointments and dismissals of directors, auditors, and others) and the basic rules for foundation management (changes to the Articles of Incorporation, etc.). Through approval of financial statements, the BOC monitors whether RERF management is undertaken in accordance with laws and ordinances as well as the RERF Articles of Incorporation.