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TOGETHER FOR 3.11 9th Anniversary Memorial

03/08/20

  • TOGETHER FOR 3.11
    9TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL
    FOR JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS

    On March 11, 2011, a terribly dark, inconceivably tall tsunami struck Japan, swept away cities, and took many precious lives. Nine years later, most of the areas that once looked completely demolished have been reconstructed. Yet 49,000 people still live in temporary housing. Those who lost loved ones will never stop mourning them. In 2019, the forces of Nature struck Japan yet again with the deadly Typhoon Hagibis. So this year’s memorial event is also supporting those victims, and we will hear from speakers who survived both 3.11 and Hagibis. Today, we renew our promise to the people of Tohoku to remember what they have suffered. Once again, let us come together again send our prayers to the survivors and the souls who were lost. Our message is: “We still remember you. Together we will overcome and help Japan recover.”
    – SIDE BY SIDE – Let us join our hearts TOGETHER!

    DATE: 3/8/2020 (SUN)
    Doors Open: 4:00PM
    Memorial Ceremony: 4:45PM – 6:30PM
    Doors Close: 7:00PM

    PLACE: First Church of Christ, Scientist
    10 West 68th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
    Closest Subway: 1 @66th St (Lincoln Center) B, C @72nd St
    http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/FirstCS.html

    Admission: Free (donations for Japan Relief will be accepted)
    All profits will be used to support relief in Japan’s affected areas. The Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku, 2019 Typhoon Hagibis, and 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake.

    How to write Check for Consulate General of Japan:
    Please make your checks payable to “Consulate General of Japan” and indicate Japan Earthquake Relief Fund on the memo section of the check.
    Tohoku: https://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/donations/geje.html
    Kumamoto: https://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/donations/ke-NY-Consulate.html

    How to write Check for Japan Society:
    Please make your checks payable to “Japan Society” and indicate “Tohoku,” or “Hagibis” on the memo section of the check.
    https://www.japansociety.org/page/japan-relief-fund

    Speakers:
    Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, Consul General of Japan in New York (Speech)
    Akiko Iwasaki, Proprietress, Horaikan Inn, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture (Video Message)
    Mika Sato, Volunteer Association of Hiyori Preschool Families of Victims, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture (Video Message)
    Tamami Akiba, Children’s Book Author, Painter, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture (Speech)
    Minato Preschool, Soma, Fukushima Prefecture (Video Message)
    Circle Wind Boys and Girls Choir (Performance)

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