2016 / A mayor from Tohoku to address reconstruction update from disaster, July 21

“Current Status of Reconstruction and Issues of the Devastated Areas of Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture”
Address by Mr. Kimiaki Toda, Mayor of Ofunato City
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Ofunato Mayor Kimiaki Toda

Ofunato Mayor Kimiaki Toda

Mayor Toda will express his personal gratitude to the people of Los Angeles for their enduring support following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and give a power point presentation on the present situation of Ofunato City.

Five challenging years have passed since the catastrophe. Thanks to the great support received from people of Los Angeles and the world, much progress has been made in the areas of construction and relocation of residences and public spaces as well as the rebuilding of the local industries such as fishing and the related fields.

Ofunato City is at a juncture as it moves forward to develop a new community including the main street of Ofunato Station, a hub of the city, and its neighboring areas.

This is a special opportunity for the people of Los Angeles to better prepare ourselves for possible future natural calamities and learn from the lesson of the 3.11.

Mayor Toda will answer your questions following his presentation. Your attendance and participation are appreciated.

Place:
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 1st Floor Conference Room
5700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
phone: (323) 761-7510
http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#visitors

Fee:
Free Admission and street parking and on site parking available for a fee

Organized:
Love to Nippon Project, Ofunato City Government of Iwate Prefecture

Supported:
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles; Japan America Society; Iwate Prefectural Assn. of So. Cal.: Miyagi Prefectural Assn. of So. Cal.; and Fukushima Prefectural Assn. of So. Cal. (as of July 5)

RSVP:
Please e-mail to the following address with your name in Kanji/or English by Monday, July 11, 2016
Masako Unoura-Tanaka, Love to Nippon Project
Email: unoura@ttta.com phone: (310) 484-1800 ext. 0

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