Photo-Essayist & Doctor Discusses How to Improve Humanitarian Aid

September 8, 2004
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Wednesday, September 8
6:30 – 8 pm

Toshiharu Yamamoto, Medical Doctor, Photographer and Founder of All Children’s Textbooks for the World (ACT for the World)

Toshiharu Yamamoto has worked in Sri Lanka under civil war, in Sierra Leone for Médecins Sans Frontières and in Afghanistan refugee camps for Medical Relief Unit Japan. His photo essay book, Sierra Leone, has been translated into 10 languages including English. Founder of the nonprofit All Children’s Textbooks for the World, he is seeking the best way to assist international development while respecting local cultures. As a leading Japanese in the world of international development, Yamamoto shares his thoughts on international cooperation, the role of NGOs and international education. Photos from his latest book, The Afghanistan She Dreamed of (in Japanese and English), will be on display, and copies will be for sale.

John Keys
, Vice President, International Programs, International Rescue Committee

Followed by a reception and booksigning.

Tickets: $10; Japan Society members & seniors $8; students $5.
Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level, and can order tickets by contacting Ellie Montazeri at (212) 715-1247 or [email protected].

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2004
  • 6:30 pm