Mar 10: “Moving Forward” symposium and reception at Fowler Museum at UCLA

Tohoku Disaster Anniversary UCLA Symposium

The Kahoku Shimpo, newspaper in Sendai, UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, and Fowler Museum at UCLA, present memorial exhibition and symposium “Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake” on Saturday, March 10 at 1:30 pm at Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Admission is free. RSVP required.

The symposium features specialists that will discuss the earthquake from multiple perspectives. Participants include Hitoshi Abe, UCLA Terasakai Center for Japanese Studies; Hideya Terashima, The Kahoku Shimpo; Malka Older, Save the Children; Junko Mabuchi, ADRA; Toshio Hirano, JEN; Masashige Motoe, Archi+Aid; and Christopher Hawthrone, Los Angeles Times.

Moderator: Hitoshi Abe, director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.


Discussant: Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic, Los Angeles Times.

Subjects and presenters:

“From Relief to Recovery” by Malka Older, specialist in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness, Save the Children

“Covering the Disaster by Hideya Terashima, editor, The Kahoku Shimpo

“Architects Respond to the Devastation Caused by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami” by Masashige Motoe, associate professor, department of  Architecture and Building Science, School of Engineering, Tohoku University

“JEN’s Emergency Response and Ongoing Recovery Assistance” by Toshio Hirano, deputy director, Overseas Program Department, JEN (Japan Emergency NGO)

“In the Wake of Disaster” by Junko Mabuchi, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). Reception to follow