One Year Later


ONE YEAR LATER

Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami


On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The months after these disasters brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan quickly began recovery efforts. In March of 2012, Japan Society presents a series of programs and events around the one-year anniversary of the disasters, commemorating the victims and examining the progress of Japan’s recovery and prospects for the future.

Above image: Children from Ishinomaki, Japan use debris from the tsunami to create art.  New York City children have the chance to see and create art at One Year Later: A Day of Reflection. Photo provided by the Watanoha Smile Project.



Reflections on March 11





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One Year Later: A Day of Reflection

Sunday, March 11, 11 AM—5 PM

Japan Society will commemorate the one-year anniversary of March 11, 2011 with a day of reflection and contemplation. Understanding that people will wish to mourn those who were lost, reflect upon what has been learned from the tragedy, and consider how Japan has moved forward in varying and highly individual ways, Japan Society will provide a venue for both individual and collective reflection. The day will feature programs for children and documentary films for adults. Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, will offer remarks at 2:30 PM, and preside over a moment of silence for the lives lost in the disasters at 2:46 PM.


Collaborating organizations for One Year Later programming include Consortium for Japan Relief; Consulate General of Japan in New York; HappyDoll.org; JP GIRLS NYC; Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI); Japanese American Association of New York; The Nippon Club Inc.; TOMODACHI; and U.S.-Japan Council.

                                      

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Japan Earthquake
Relief Fund




On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund go to organizations that directly help victims of the March 11th disaster.

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