2016 / Little Tokyo to become place for remembering 2011 Japan disaster with documentary screening, Mar. 11

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On March 11, 2016 in the heart of Little Tokyo, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will become the axis of Japanese culture, film, music, thoughts, and prayers as the 5th anniversary of the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami makes its mark.

Activities begin outside on the JACCC Plaza at 5 pm on Friday, March 11.

The public is invited to record a personal video message to those in Japan to be shared at the documentary film screening. Other offerings include food, music, and crafts.

Auger Productions presents the world premiere of the thought-provoking documentary “Kyō/Today/今日” at 7 pm at the Aratani Theatre.

This documentary gives insight into the lives of six individuals who survived the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 in Japan.

These brave souls share their inspiring stories and philosophies on finding motivation, purpose, and happiness in life when so much has been lost.

Following the film, there will be a short heartfelt musical tribute by Mr. Masayuki Hirahara and Mr. Nori Tani to those affected by the 3/11 tragedy.

After the tribute, participate in a very special prayer for Japan at 9:46 pm, followed by on-stage conversation and Q&A with “Love to Nippon Project” founder Mrs. Masako Unoura-Tanaka who survived the 3/11 tragedy.