On June 7th, 2017, the 9/11 Tribute Center received the Consul General’s Commendation from Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, the Consul General of Japan in New York, for its ongoing 9/11 to 3/11 Tohoku outreach efforts with JMSA.
JMSA has been the core organizer of the 9/11 to 3/11 Tohoku outreach project and it has been generously supported by American Airlines, Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, Japan Society, Rotary International, and the United States-Japan Foundation.
We will be leading our sixth 9/11 to 3/11 Tohoku outreach mission next month, from July 2nd to July 8th, 2017. Although it has now been more than six years since the 3/11 Japan Earthquake, an estimated 123,000 evacuees continue to suffer the consequences of this devastating event. Children and school communities, in particular, have been especially vulnerable. This year, we wish to empower these school communities by showing concrete examples of resilience and promoting self-motivation toward recovery. Please read more about our outreach mission and planned events below.
Previously, this project has been featured at Asia Society as 3-11 and 9-11 Survivor Stories at the Asia Society in New York, 3/2016: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/3-11-and-9-11-survivor-stories
This project has also been selected among “Innovative Disaster Responses: Model Approaches from Japan’s 3/11 Disaster” by Japan Center for International Exchange: http://www.jcie.or.jp/books/abstracts/I/innovative311.html