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.
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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Author: Sankei Shimbun
Sasakawa USA’s James Kendall’s experience working with Operation Tomodachi is detailed in a March 8 article series in the Sankei Shimbun. The articles detail how Kendall and other U.S. Forces assisted relief efforts following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Kendall, Sasakawa USA’s Fellow for Common Challenges, served as the Marine liaison to the
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Categories: In the News
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.
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
Categories: Daily Japan News
The residents of several regions hit by disaster have voiced their displeasure at the government’s plan to cut relief programs.