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3.11 Tenth Anniversary

Buddhist painting and signposts of prayer and wish at the top of Mt. Hiyoriyama, a 6.3m high man-made hill in Natori, Miyagi where the tsunamis attacked

11 March 2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in 2011. As memorial services, online talks and artistic initiatives are held in Japan, and also in the UK and all around the world, to commemorate the triple disaster, this page offers a space to facilitate the access to information related to these events for anyone interested in attending.

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*Image: Buddhist painting and signposts of prayer and wish at the top of Mt. Hiyoriyama in Natori, Miyagi after the tsunami (6 April 2011). Source: wikipedia

Japan Society Events

Online Event: Life in Fukushima after 3/11 – Online Discussion and Film Screening with Filmmaker Toko Shiik

Friday 26 March 2021 / 6.30pm (GMT) -More information

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Webinar: 3/11 and Fukushima Dai-ichi 10 years on with Yoichi Funabashi and David Warren

Thursday 4 March 2021 / 12.00pm – 1.00pm (GMT) - More information - Watch the video

External Events

Online Event: A Decade of Recovery in Fukushima

Streaming live on Thursday 11 March 2021 / 12.00pm (GMT)
Part 1: Music Programme "We will never forget you" Presented by Naomi Suzuki (12.00pm, GMT)
Part 2: 11th March remembered by the Fukushima Prefectural Association in UK (2.30pm, GMT)

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Online Event: Aid for Japan - Online Cultural Fair

Thursday 11 March 2021 / 9.00am - 9.00pm (GMT), this free online event will be streaming throughout the day through Aid For Japan’s website, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Exhibition: 3.11とアーティスト:10年目の想像

Mito Art Gallery (Japan), 20 February-9 May 2021

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Webinar: 10 years from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, with British journalists Jon Snow and Richard Lloyd Parry

Tuesday 2 March 2021 / 12.00pm – 1.00pm (GMT), organised by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Registration required.

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Online Lecture: Cultural Properties Recovered? 10 Years on from the Great East Japan Disaster, with Professor Simon Kaner

Thursday 18 February 2021/ 6.00pm (GMT), organised by the Sainsbury Institute and Centre for Japanese Studies. Registration required.

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Music from Fukushima: The Miracle of the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta

Ten years after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident devastated the Fukushima area of north-eastern Japan, a group of young musicians, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, is spreading the message that disasters and pandemics can be overcome and communities built back stronger.

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