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Fukushima Three Years Later: Staying Behind and Moving Forward

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbia University Teacher's College Milbank Chapel (Zankel 125)

Consortium for Japan Relief welcomes you to our March 2014 symposium, Fukushima Three Years Later: Staying Behind and Moving Forward, marking three years after the unfortunate disaster that struck Japan.

This year, the theme for CJRs symposium is two-fold: 1) the current state of Fukushima and the ordinary, everyday lives of those who live there, and 2) why people, whether from Fukushima, from Japan, or from the United States, choose to live in Fukushima amidst concerns about the economy, infrastructure, and radiation contamination. We will have 6 speakers touch upon this theme, two of which will be screening films.

For everyone who has stayed in or returned to Fukushima, there is something very personal that motivates him or her to do so, and these reasons can have both uplifting and somber undertones. At this symposium we not only want to highlight this complexity, but also showcase the exciting initiatives our speakers are a part of in Fukushima. As it is the third year after 3/11, it is important to show why Fukushima is still relevant; those who have remained in Fukushima have not given up hope on the city and therefore nor should we.

Cosponsors: Friends of Japan, Columbia Japan Society, Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School, Japanese American Association, Japanese Medical Support Network, Japanese Medical Society of America, and EN Japanese Brasserie

For more information, please visit: http://nyjapan311.org/2014symposium/

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