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Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake

A photojournalism exhibit co-organized by the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and The Kahoku Shimpo newspaper.

Sunday, March 04, 2012
Time to be announced.
Fowler Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This exhibit runs until April 15, 2012

On March 11, 2011, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of northeastern Japan, triggering a tsunami that sent waves as far as six miles inland. This traveling exhibition, which was recently featured in UCLA Newsroom, commemorates the victims and the struggles of the survivors, and highlights the reconstruction and recovery efforts. Featuring a series of large-scale photographs and photographic essays in text and audio form, the exhibition—scheduled to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the quake—focuses on the stories of the people recovering from the disaster in the Tohoku area, and how the people of Japan are dealing with this difficult situation and helping one another in their day-to-day lives. This exhibition debuted in Washington, D.C. in November 2011 followed by the Chicago exhibition at the Rockefeller Memorial Church in January 2012 before this Fowler presentation.

For more information on the Los Angeles exhibition and to RSVP, please click here.

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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