9/11-3/11 outreach on 10th anniversary of 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Greetings Friends at Nagomi Mental Health Care and Reconstruction Housing Residents of Minami Soma, Fukushima

In the attached video we are speaking to you from our separate homes in the New York area, but we wanted to come together to let you know that we are thinking of you on this 10th anniversary of 3/11.  We here on the screen became friends because we wanted to share our experiences of 9/11 with each other. Our friendship grew even stronger after we traveled to Japan to meet with you. We have been inspired by you in many ways as you will hear through the thoughts we are sharing today.  On a personal note, I want to let you know that seeing your courage after the 3/11 disaster helped me find the emotional strength I needed when I first realized we were in the midst of an unexpected global pandemic. 

9/11 Family Members and Friends

Robert T. Yanagisawa, M.D.


The Japanese Medical Society of America

Invited Professor

Tokyo Women’s Medical University

Tohoku University School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai