9/9 — Tohoku Update: Recovery and Relief Efforts in Japan

Sept. 9 — The public is invited to a panel discussion on the ongoing recovery and relief efforts in northeast Japan from journalists and volunteers who have recently visited the devastated areas.

The panelists will talk about their experience in the Tohoku region and discuss some of the current issues and needs that they have encountered. Photos and videos about the survivors and the current situation will be shown, followed by a Q&A session for the public to ask questions. Tina Tajima, from the Disaster Support Project (Japan), will moderate the discussion.

Admission is FREE, but due to limited seating, please reserve your ticket(s) and RSVP at:
or call 626 789 5415 (before Sept. 8) and leave your name, number and the number of tickets you would like.

Panelists include:
David Ono, ABC 7 news anchor
Naomi Hirahara, author and former editor of The Rafu Shimpo
Dianne Fukami, documentary producer
Sachiko Reece, psychotherapist
Derek Yamashita, UC Santa Barbara student
Darrell Miho, photojournalist and volunteer

This panel discussion is supported in part by the LA Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Disaster Support Project, the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, and Ai Love Japan.

The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue (across the plaza from JANM)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.