Voices from the Ground: Civil Society Reports from Japan

Voices from the Ground: Civil Society Reports from Japan

Otsuchi-cho, Iwate (Japan NPO Center)
Otsuchi-cho, Iwate (Japan NPO Center)

The devastation of the March 11, 2011 (3/11) earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan triggered overwhelming support from the US, with over $300 million raised for disaster relief. Now that the humanitarian aid is underway, what has happened in terms of recovery and rebuilding the disaster afflicted areas?

What is the current status of the Japanese disaster areas? What are the needs for mid and long-term reconstruction? How is Japan's civil society collaborating with the international community in the recovery process? These critical questions will be addressed in a panel discussion hosted by the Asia Society and co-presented with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE). The event will feature speakers from key Japanese civil society organizations working on restoration efforts.

Please join moderator Tatsuaki Kobayashi, Deputy Director General, The Japan Foundation NY, in a conversation with Noboru Hayase, Chief Executive Officer, Osaka Volunteer Action; Fukiko Ishii, Director and Japan President, Sakura Net; and Tae Namba, Counselor, President’s Office for International Affairs, Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA). They will discuss the state of civil society responses and the transition into recovery.

Sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Japan Center for International Exchange

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to the free video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live from 6:00 to 7:30 pm ET. Online viewers are encouraged to send questions to [email protected]

Event Details

21 July 2011
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Asia Society and Museum: 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street

Free admission (RSVP required)