Looking back on Operation Tomodachi, five years later

Author: Sankei Shimbun

Categories: Energy and Technology, In the News

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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JET Program recognized for role in disaster relief at film event

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Five years after the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake struck Tohoku, one key group from the international community is remembered for its humanitarian impact and key role in forging the strong U.S.-Japan bond that continues today. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government that aims to enhance

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A letter of thanks from Futoshi Toba, Mayor of Rikuzentakata

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Futoshi Toba, the mayor of the hard-hit city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture, wrote a letter of thanks to the U.S.-Japan Council and Sasakawa USA for hosting The United States and Japan: Reassessing 3-11 and continuing to support Japan as the country rebuilds. Though Mr. Toba was unable to attend the event, Ms. Amya L.

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#TOMO311: Remembering the Great East Japan earthquake, five years later

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

This Friday marks the fifth anniversary of 3/11, when the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan struck off the coast of the Tohoku region. As the disaster unfolded, a massive tsunami with waves up to 40 meters in height slammed into the coast, killing more than 15,000 people and contributing to the meltdown

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