Tohoku Post 3.11: What’s Happening Now

March 13, 2012
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It’s been one year since the devastating earthquake and tsunamis hit the Tohoku region of Japan, and many dedicated nonprofit organizations remain hard at work on the recovery and reconstruction of the region. Three NPO leaders, Hitoshi Abe, co-founder of Archi+Aid and Chair and Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA; Keiko Kiyama, Secretary General of JEN; and Haruo Miyagi, Founder and President, ETIC, speak on the challenges they face and the future of Tohoku. Moderated by Ken Belson, Business Reporter, The New York Times. Followed by a reception.

Note: In the immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan’s northeast coast on March 11, 2011, Japan Society established the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Due to the incredible generosity of not only New Yorkers, but Americans from all 50 states and people from around the world, Japan Society currently supports the work of 13 NGOs working to revitalize and rebuild Tohoku, including Archi+Aid, ETIC and JEN.

Part of ONE YEAR LATER: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.

$12/$8 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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Tohoku Post 3.11 and the Roundtable Discussion are presented as part of the U.S.-Japan Innovators Network and co-organized by the Corporate Program.

The U.S.–Japan Innovators Network is made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Twombly, Ms. Hiroko Onoyama and Japan Society’s endowment for policy projects.

International transportation is supported by United Airlines and All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.


Corporate programs are generously supported by Japan Society Global Leaders & Corporate Partners. Global Leaders: Citi; Deloitte; Mizuho Financial Group; United Airlines. Corporate Partner: WL Ross & CO. LLC.


Collaborating organizations for Tohoku Post 3.11: What’s Happening Now programming include Consortium for Japan Relief; Japanese American Association of New York; TOMODACHI; and U.S.-Japan Council.



  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  • 6:30 pm