Join us for Episode 3 of Asia on Air as we sit down with Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt to discuss the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, which changed the face of Japan six years ago this week, on March 11, 2011. When the disaster struck, Amb. Zumwalt was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, where he coordinated the United States’ support for the Japanese Government’s response to the crisis.
This video is a compilation of footage from the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath and clips from a Sasakawa USA – U.S.-Japan Council conference earlier this year examining the disaster and the joint response to it. The video was shown recently at USJC’s Annual Conference.
Author: Christa Desrets
March 11, 2011, is a day the world will never forget. Five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the Tohoku region that day, experts came together for a conference organized by Sasakawa USA and the U.S.-Japan Council to reflect on the triple disaster and discuss lessons learned. On March 8, the two organizations
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The United States and Japan: Reassessing 3-11, a conference co-hosted Tuesday by Sasakawa USA and the U.S.-Japan Council, was featured in a segment that aired March 9 on NHK News. The segment features the Hon. John Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan during the crisis, and the Hon. Goshi Hosono, the former Minister for the Restoration from and Prevention of Nuclear Accidents, who both spoke at the event.