Japanese Triple Disaster Film Screening and Student Presentation
Co-presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
The Triple Disaster of March 11, 2011 left thousands deceased, injured, or missing and remains a seminal episode in the contemporary collective memory of the Japanese people. In response, Asia Society Texas Center and the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston present a program to recall struggles of the northeast Japanese Tōhoku region’s inhabitants and how the human spirit has endured over the past two and a half years.
The evening will open with a screening of Light Up Nippon (dir. Kensaku Kakimoto, 29 minutes), a documentary highlighting a fireworks performance to boost the morale of survivors in Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi Prefectures. Following the screening, there will be a short presentation by Fukushima University students, who will share personal experiences of March 2011 along with the reconstruction of business and agriculture in Fukushima Prefecture.
Screening: 7:00 pm
Presentation: 7:30 pm
Q&A to follow
Educator Night: A 21st Century Perspective on Japanese Politics and Culture
Richard Samuels: Japan After March 11: What Comes Next?
Jeffrey A. Miller: The U.S.-Japan Relationship in Energy Security and Policy