MOVING FORWARD: Life After the
Great East Japan Earthquake Exhibition

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan with The Kahoku Shimpo and UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

An Exhibition Documenting Japan’s Recovery

In remembrance of the victims and with continued support for the survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, local Tohoku region newspaper The Kahoku Shimpo and the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies have come together with the Embassy of Japan to present an exhibition that uses photojournalism to document the lives and stories of those affected, illuminating the continuing efforts of a nation as it moves forward toward recovery.

After Washington, DC, the exhibit will travel to the following locations, presented by The Kahoku Shimpo and UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies:

  • Chicago: 1/15-2/20, 2012 at Chicago University's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
  • Los Angeles: 3/4-4/15, 2012 at the UCLA’s Fowler Museum
  • New York and Boston: Currently in planning phase.

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Special Thanks to: Tohoku Gakuin University Volunteer Station Translation Project Team, Mari Ishida, Timothy Unverzagt Goddard, and Saran Oki.

Hosting Organizations for the Washington, DC Exhibit:

Photo & Video Policy

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by JICC, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. JICC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by JICC including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, newspapers, magazines, television, social media, websites, etc. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian. A person attending a JICC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer/videographer, and/or the event organizers.