Akira Tana and Otonowa performs at 5 Year Anniversary of 3/11 Disaster


PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS HUMAN MURAL EVENT.
WE NEED YOUR BODIES ON OCTOBER 19TH, 2013
AT OCEAN BEACH IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
TO WRITE THESE 3 WORDS…

FUKUSHIMA IS HERE

WHAT TO EXPECT:
On October 19th, hundreds of people will align their bodies to create a human mural spelling out “FUKUSHIMA IS HERE” and then be photographed from the air. We want you with us.

Please arrive in the vicinity by 10:45 a.m. Helicopter overhead at noon sharp. Event finished by approx 12:15.

THE MESSAGE:
We will arrange ourselves in 100-foot tall lettering. Our aim is to bring awareness to the continuing damage and mismanagement of Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Info and signup

http://www.fukushimaishere.info/san-francisco.php


 

6/1/13

fujinosono

 

Congratulations to Ichinoseki Fujinosono Children’s Shelter. They will open their new, children’s home this summer to house approximately 50 children. The original home was damaged in the March 11, 2011 earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region.

The home will be state-of-the-art and one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Japan, with solar, passive solar design, heating from bio-mass from the surrounding area. The building will also serve as a disaster center for the immediate area. Congratulations to Sister Caelina and to Sae Kani of Malteser International for raising monies and building the project.

A donation from the Tohoku Insights 2013 event was sent to Fujinoso. In addition, jazz musician, Akira Tana and his band Otonowa, made a donation from the proceeds of the new CD “Otonowa” that was featured at the Tohoku Insights 2013 event. Thank  you Akira.

http://reliefweb.int/report/japan/japan-two-years-after-earthquake

http://www.malteser-international.org/en/home/get-involved/aktionsseiten/malteser-international-in-japan.html


 

3/11/13 NHK Newsweb http://www3.nhk.or.jp/

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Hatsuno Sano Interviewed on NHK Newsweb
飯舘村の女性たち 着物アレンジの商品販売

3月9日 8時20分

原発事故の影響で避難生活を送っている福島県飯舘村の女性グループが、全国から寄せられた着物の生地をさまざまにアレンジして作った商品の販売会が9日から埼玉県所沢市の百貨店で始まります。

この販売会は、原発事故のあとふるさと飯舘村を離れ、福島市の仮設住宅で避難生活を送っている50代から80代の女性グループ「いいたてカーネーションの会」が行います。
9日から販売会が始まるのを前に、8日夜、グループのメンバーが会場の所沢市の百貨店を訪れて、これまでに作りためたおよそ2000点の商品を棚に並べました。
グループのメンバーは、全国各地から寄せられた着物の生地を使って、アクセサリーやポーチ、それにはんてんやエプロンなどさまざまにアレンジしてきました。
値段は数百円から数千円が中心で、店頭にはメンバーの女性6人が立って販売します。
グループ代表の佐野ハツノさんは「切れ端もむだにしないように作業しています。避難生活を続けながら、頑張っている私たちの姿を知っていただけたらと思います」と話していました。
販売会は、9日と10日の2日間、所沢市の百貨店「西武所沢店」で開かれます。Story



Monday, March 11, 2013

Live on Reddit.com 10am – 12pm
Gillian Yeoh of Give2Asia is doing a live Q&A on the status of the Tohoku recovery efforts. Your chance to ask questions.
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a36pa/iama_disaster_response_lead_at_give2asia_who/


 

macoDomo Arigato

Thank you everyone who helped put together the event on Saturday. We had a great turnout and more importantly, valuable insights and stories from those in the Tohoku region who were affected by the disasters and who are helping in the recovery effort. You can see the entire webcast at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jamsj

We appreciate your comments and support. PublicPrograms@jamsj.org


osuga1

Welcome Consul Kenichi Osuga of the Consulate General of Japan San Francisco office. As a panelist tonight he will be talking about his own personal experiences volunteering in Tohoku.
Tune in at 6:16pm http://coreography.com/s/sj


Gillian Yeoh of Give2Asia will be hosting a Q&A on Reddit.com (http://www.reddit.com/r/iama) on Monday, March 11, 2013 between 9:30am – 12pm PST. (create a username at: https://ssl.reddit.com/login) Ask questions about the current situation in Japan.


carnationclubowls

Taku Namikawa, of Madei Project, will be selling handicraft items from Fukushima maded by Carnation Club members, at the forum on Saturday evening.

 


japantowndental2

Thank you Japantown Dental as our sponsor.


ktsf

Megumi Inouye, host of Japanese American Journal, on KTSF, http://www.ktsf.com/programs-overview/, Channel 26, will feature a segment on Tohoku Insights 2013.
In recognition of the 3/11 disaster, Megumi discusses disaster preparedness with Mark Hoffmann, deputy fire chief, and Mark Morodomi of the City of Oakland. Megumi also interviews Steve Yamaguma and Taku Namikawa of Tohoku Insights 2013. The program will air this Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6am.

 


unionbank

Welcome UNION Bank as our sponsor. Thank You!

 


JOIN US IN THIS CONVERSATION ON

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

from 6pm  – 9pm at the

Japanese American Museum of San Jose.

SEATING IS LIMITED.

Please RSVP by calling (408) 294-3138 or email to: PublicPrograms@jamsj.org

For more information contact Kathy at (408) 298-4303.

 

 


live

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE STREAMED LIVE at

http://coreography.com/s/sj