TOGETHER FOR 3.11 – 6th Anniversary Memorial for Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Victims



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TOGETHER FOR 3.11 – 6th Anniversary Memorial for Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Sunday, March 5 from 4:45 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. (doors open at 4:00 p.m.)

First Church of Christ, Scientist – 10 West 68th Street at Central Park West

Admission: Free (donations for Japan Relief will be accepted)

Six years have passed since March 11, 2011 when the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami hit the Tohoku region of Japan. How many souls were lost that day, and how many tears have been shed since then?

Industries and transportation in the devastated areas have been recovering steadily, yet more than 130,000 people still cannot return to their beloved hometowns.

As New Yorkers who live far from Japan, and who survived 9.11, what we can do for them is never to forget them.

At this 6th anniversary memorial, once again Fellowship for Japan, a coalition of Japan Relief organizations, is organizing a fundraiser including speakers with deep connections to Japan. Moderated by AK Akemi Kakihara, TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Executive Director, Fellowship for Japan, the event will also remember the people who suffered in the massive earthquake that struck the Kumamoto and Oita regions in April 2016.

Anyone can attend, including children and infants. No registration is required, and there is no dress code or admission. Organizers ask that all attendees bring a pen to write a message for the people in affected areas in Japan. There will be a card inside of the program that will be collected at the church and sent to Japan.

Fundraising items will be for sale by the entrance. All profits will be used to support relief efforts in Japan’s affected areas from the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku.


  • Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consul General of Japan in New York
  • Mr. Motoatsu Sakurai, President of Japan Society
  • Takeshi Matsunaga, 4th Generation Studio Master, Matsunaga Pottery Studio, Namie, Fukushima Prefecture
  • Futoshi Toba, Mayor, Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture (Video message)
  • Naomi Ogasawara, Founder and Board Chairman, Garnet Miyagi (NPO), Miyagi Prefecture (Video Message)
  • Nobuko Iwase, Proprietress, Okamotoya Inn, Beppu, Oita Prefecture (Video message)
  • Minato Preschool, Soma, Fukushima Prefecture (Video Message)
  • Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir (Performance)

Fellowship For Japan:
JP GIRLS NYC | Save Japan Benefits | Eri Kurobe | BWCJAA | MSTERIO
FIT JSAA | JAPANESE MOMS UNITED | Report from Japan | Canvas for Japan

Under the Auspices of:

  • Consulate General of Japan in New York
  • Japan Society
  • The Nippon Club, Inc.
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.
  • The Japanese American Association of New York
  • New York Japanese-American Lions Club
  • Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
  • JETRO New York
  • The Japan Foundation, New York
  • NPO JaNet
  • New York TOCHIGI Kenjin-kai
  • Chiba-ken “Nanohana-kai”
  • IBARAKI Kenjin-kai


  • Brooklyn Japanese American Family Association
  • j-Summit New York
  • Nihongo Channel
  • Apple Time
  • HOME – Gift of Music
  • Japan Choral Harmony (JCH) ”Tomo”
  • New York Tokushima Kenjinkai
  • Ace Music Studio
  • New York Kyoto Club
  • The Men’s Glee Club of N.Y

Fundraising Items For Sale by the Entrance

  • MiZUDaMA charity goods for kids
  • Charity goods from Minami Soma Factory Fukushima
  • Charity goods from Tohoku
  • Florist bag from Tohoku Life With Flower
  • Arm Cover・Wine dress from Tohoku
  • Ohori Soma Double layer stoneware from Fukushima
  • Ship of Hope
  • Fukushima Love Wrapping Paper
  • MAKENAIZO Towel from Tohoku
  • Chopsticks of Hope for Kumamoto from Tohoku
  • Handmade organic cotton doll (Fukushima)
  • Handcrafted Cushy Zori Sandals
  • Yunohana for medicinal baths
  • Little things from Mori-no-Ie
  • Antique Kimono Design accessories for Tohoku

For more information and updates about the memorial, please visit the TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Facebook event page.

Let us come together again, listen to those voices from Tohoku and Kyushu,
and once more send our prayers to the survivors and the souls who were lost.
Our message is “We have not forgotten you. Together we will overcome and help Japan recover.
SIDE BY SIDE – Let us join our hearts TOGETHER!”