2012 Tohoku Update: American journalists to talk about recovery and relief efforts in Northeast Japan, Sept 9

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The public is invited to a panel discussion on the ongoing recovery and relief efforts in northern Japan from journalists and volunteers who have recently visited the devastated areas.

Sunday, Sept 9, 2- 5 pm

The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 Central Avenue (across the plaza form the Japanese American National Museum) Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012


The panelists will talk about their experience in the Tohoku region and discuss some of the current issues and need that they have encountered.

Photos and videos about the survivors and the current situation will be shown, followed by a Q and A session for the public to ask questions.

Tina Tajima, from the Disaster Support Project (Japan), will moderate the discussion.


Admission is free, but due to limited seating, RSVP to http://aajala-tohoku-update.eventbrite.com/ or call (626) 789-5415 (before Sept  8 ) and leave your name, number and the number of tickets you would like.

Panelists include:

David Ono, KABC7 news anchor, Emmy award winning journalist

Naomi Hirahara, Noted author, former editor of The Rafu Shimpo

Dianne Fukami, Documentary director/producer, “With Heart and Hope”

Sachiko Reece, Psychotherapist

Derek Yamashita, UC Santa Barbara student, Terasaki Japan Education Tour Participant

Darrell Miho, Photojournalist and volunteer


This panel discussion is supported in part by the LA Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, Disaster Support Project, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy and Ai Love Japan.