On March 5th 2020, Sasakawa USA welcomed our Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) Ambassador James Zumwalt to deliver an insider’s view of the U.S. government’s civilian response to Japan’s 2011 Triple Disaster. On March 11, 2011, Ambassador Zumwalt was serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo when the earthquake and tsunami struck the seabed off Japan’s northeast coast. His presentation focused on his personal experience of the disaster and lessons learned that are still appropriate today.
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.
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On March 29 the Japanese government rolled out a new emergency response plan in the event of a major earthquake rattling Tokyo and the surrounding metropolitan region. The strategy outlines procedures for mobilizing disaster relief personnel, transporting emergency aid, and other vital measures following a major temblor.
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Volunteer efforts are mounting in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, after twin earthquakes on April 14 and 16 razed buildings, triggered landslides, and crippled infrastructure. The magnitude-6.5 and 7.3 quakes killed more than 50 people, injured thousands, and displaced many tens of thousands from their homes as aftershocks in the region continue.
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Date: March 8, 2016
To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the “3-11” triple disaster now known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, Sasakawa USA in coordination with the U.S.-Japan Council hosted a discussion on the disaster and the joint response to it.
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