In Pictures: Japan Week and 3.11 Commemoration

From March 1 until March 11 New York focused on Japan as Japan Week and events commemorating the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Northeastern Japan took place. The diversity of these events reflects New York itself.

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March 1 - Cherry Blossoms in Times Square
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March 1 - Souheki Mori performs traditional Japanese tea ceremony during Japan Week at Grand Central
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March 2 - Masayo Ishigure and her koto group perform at Grand Central
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March 4 - Eyewitness from Fukushima at Riverside Church
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March 7 - Situation of Women After Natural/Nuclear Disaster in Japan at UN Church Center
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March 10 - TOGETHER for 3.11 at First Church of Christ, Scientist
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March 11 - Making HappyDolls for children in Tohoku at Japan Society
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March 11 - Shinto priest Rev. Masafumi Nakanishi speaks at an interfaith memorial at Judson Memorial Church
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March 11 - Theater director Sonoko Kawahara participates in SHINSAI: Theaters for Japan at The White Box Studio Theater at Fordham University

2 thoughts on “In Pictures: Japan Week and 3.11 Commemoration

  1. Thank you for sharing these. So far as I know, there is just about nothing being done here in Honolulu by way of any public events in commemoration of 3/11.

    I wish I were in New York for these events, to feel involved, to feel engaged, to feel like I was doing something.

    I have made many friends here in Hawaii, and become fairly engaged in certain communities (esp. on-campus, and among the local Okinawan-American community), but, being away from New York, I feel terribly disconnected from that feeling of being in the “center of the world”, in a major world-city at the center of the forefront of major activities and events.

    If only in the tiniest way, you have helped me feel connected, and engaged, vicariously. Arigatou.

  2. Travis, thank you for your comment. I’m glad this site was able to help you feel connected to activities here in New York. I don’t feel sorry for you living in Hawaii, though! 🙂

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