On March 11, ten years ago, the largest earthquake in modern Japanese history shook the Tohoku region. The tsunami that followed devastated many areas in the region; and was the cause of the Fukushima nuclear accident. Keizai Silicon Valley invites the community and its members to observe a minute of silence for the victims, before we hear from two speakers who witnessed the aftermath of 3.11 and bravely took the initiative to respond to the disaster.
Mr. John Kakinuki spent four months helping with the recovery effort in Suma, close to Fukushima. Ms. Caroline Pover, raised awareness in England, collected donations, and delivered them to the Oshika Peninsula. Since her visit, Ms. Pover fell in love with the place and the people from Oshika. Compelled to help her adopted village, she went back every year to help with the recovery effort and to see her Oshika family.
US: Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Panel: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (PST)
UK: Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Panel: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)