The 10th TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake Online Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, March 6 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
TOGETHER FOR 3.11 YouTube Live Link
Next Thursday, March 11 marks the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a devastating disaster that registered a magnitude of 9.0, triggered a deadly tsunami, and caused a meltdown in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Since the tragedy, TOGETHER FOR 3.11, a consortium of New York-based organizations operating under the umbrella of Fellowship for Japan, has held a well-attended, in-person memorial events each year. Volunteers create programs to honor those lost and support those who have been rebuilding, collecting funds for Tohoku relief. (The exception was in 2020, when they cancelled due to growing concerns surrounding the pandemic prior to lockdown in New York City.)
This year, with the pandemic still going on, Fellowship for Japan will hold TOGETHER FOR 3.11 virtually on the organization’s YouTube channel. Please note: This program will be in Japanese only.
To Watch Live
To register, please visit the TOGETHER FOR 3.11 Eventbrite page. Follow TOGETHER FOR 3.11 on Facebook for the latest event information. Registrants will receive YouTube live links, advance reminders, and sudden changes on the day of the online memorial service.
If you would like to make a donation, please consider giving to the Consulate-General of New York Earthquake Fund. The Consulate is accepting donations through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Make your check payable to Consulate General of Japan Relief Fund and mail it to:
Consulate General of Japan
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171
Attn: General Affairs Division
Visit the Consulate’s website for more information.
Message from the Organizers of TOGETHER FOR 3.11
March 11, 2011. Ten years have passed since that day.
That day, the area was washed away by the huge black tsunami that struck Eastern Japan, sacrificing many precious lives and turning the coast into a mountain of rubble.
How much fear and suffering did the victims experience? It’s been ten years.
Children who were ten years old at the time are now adults, and most of the affected cities have been rebuilt. Still, there are people who have lost their homes forever and are still saddened by the loss of their loved ones.
“Don’t forget that day,” we received the words from the disaster area many times. All we can do is never forget that day.
The 2021 memorial ceremony will be held online in consideration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s pray for mourning with all our hearts even if we are far away. And to all those affected by the disaster, “New York hasn’t forgotten; we’re thinking of you.” We hope to continue sending that message.
Let’s come TOGETHER and mourn the victims of this tragedy.