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.
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
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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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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