Jinzaburo Takagi


Jinzaburo Takagi (高木 仁三郎, Takagi Jinzaburō, 18 July, 1938 – 8 October, 2000) was a Japanese assistant professor in nuclear chemistry. He wrote several books on environment protection, and on the threat of nuclear waste. He was given the Yoko Tada Human Rights Award in 1992, and the Ihatobe Award in 1994. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1997, jointly with Mycle Schneider.[1]

Jinzaburo Takagi
Takagi in 1997
Takagi in 1997
Native name
高木 仁三郎
BornJuly 18, 1938
Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
DiedOctober 8, 2000(2000-10-08) (aged 62)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationNuclear chemist
Notable awardsRight Livelihood Award

He was a prolific author on the subject of nuclear technology and issues surrounding nuclear power. Just before his death in 2000, he wrote a book called "Why There Will Be Another Nuclear Disaster", which was widely read after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.


  1. ^ "Jinzaburo Takagi (Japan)". Right Livelihood Award. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011.

Further readingEdit

  • Lowry, David (20 December 2000). "Obituaries Jinzaburo Takagi". London: Guardian.
  • "Obituary: Dr. Jinzaburo Takagi, Anti-nuclear Scientist and Activist". Citizens' Nuclear Information Center.
  • Hein, Patrick (2010). How the Japanese Became Foreign to Themselves: the Impact of Globalization on the Private and Public Spheres in Japan. p. 177. ISBN 978-3-643-10085-6.