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Online Symposium to Discuss How the U.S. Can Learn from 3.11 Recovery

Resiliency & Recovery: A U.S.-Japan Dialogue Ten Years after 3.11

Tuesday, March 9 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST

Live Online Symposium

Admission: Free

On March 11, 2011 (3.11), a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan, and the resulting tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated the Tohoku region. Victims of the Tohoku disasters impressed the world with their resilience.

Today, ten years later, the world is seeking the same resilience in the face of the health and economic crises caused by the global pandemic. How can individuals and communities build resilience against major catastrophes? At this live online symposium, leading voices and experts from Tohoku and the U.S. gather to exchange ideas and draw lessons from 3.11.

Also featured is the premier of a short video of testimonials from leaders in Tohoku who received or participated in programs supported by Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Co-organized with ETIC., a Japanese nonprofit dedicated to nurturing social entrepreneurs and recovery efforts in Tohoku, this event is part of Japan Society’s programs marking the ten-year anniversary of 3.11.

This symposium will be conducted in Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation.

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Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President and CEO of Japan Society, will moderate the keynote dialogue, Resilience: Lessons from Tohoku, which will include the video premiere of Report from Tohoku 2021.

Keynote Dialogue Speakers

Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D.—Associate Professor of Practice and Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

Kumi Imamura—President and CEO, NPO KATARIBA

Following the keynote dialogue, Daniel Aldrich, Ph.D. will moderate a panel discussion entitled Toward Resilient Societies: Perspectives from Tohoku, Japan, and the United States. Dr. Aldrich is Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University.

Panel Discussion Speakers

Andrea Chen—Executive Director, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation (New Orleans, LA)

Akiko Iwasaki—Owner, Horaikan (Japanese Ryokan/Inn)

Daiju Takahashi—Chief Administrator, Eat, and Energize the East; Executive Officer, Oisix ra daichi, Inc.; President, Oisix Hong Kong Co., Ltd.

You must register for the webinar to receive the login details. To register, please visit Japan Society’s website. The event is free, but you have the option of making a tax-deductible donation to Japan Society during registration.

For more information, please contact Global Partnerships & Initiatives at 212-715-1272 or send an email to events@japansociety.org.