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- 3.11 Memorial Event -


LOVE TO NIPPON 2015 - Fourth Annual 3.11 Memorial Event -
Reflecting on Japan’s Worst Earthquake & Tsunami and Lessons Learned to Better Prepare Southern Californians for Natural Disasters

Co-presented by Japanese American National Museum, Japan America Society of Southern California, Love to Nippon Project

Sunday, March 8, 2015 1:00pm - 7:30pm

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy and JANM Courtyard and Plaza
111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), CA 90012

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Message from the LOVE  TO NIPPON Committee

People in Los Angeles will never forget the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Tohoku, Japan on March 11, 2011. Along the coastline, thousands of people lost their lives with many of the survivors still living in temporary pre-fabricated houses. They are also waiting for their missing loved ones and family members. It will take a long time before their community-oriented way of life is restored, one filled with smiles and vitality. We would like to ask for your continued prayers and support for the children, the elderly, the farmers, the fishermen and all the people in Tohoku. 

Exactly one year after the disaster, Love to Nippon 2012 took place at the LAPD Headquarters. It was co-presented by Doug Erber, President of JASSC; Masako Unoura, Founder of Love to Nippon Project and a tsunami survivor. The participants included Terry Hara from LAPD, Nishi Honganji Temple, Higashi Honganji Temple, JASSC, Asia America Symphony Association, the LA County Fire Department, Consulate General of Japan Los Angeles, as well as many other presenters, organizations and volunteers. David Ono, ABC7 news anchor, served as Master of Ceremonies. (www.KABC7.com)

 Love to Nippon is a community-wide tribute in Los Angeles for loved-ones lost, and for those still suffering from the March 11 catastrophes. This anniversary memorial will be a peaceful commemoration of the disaster where attendees will be encouraged to place flowers or incense in loving remembrance of the victims, families and friends of Tohoku. 

We, Love to Nippon Project along with supporters have the following goals: 

1) We will never forget the Great East Japan Earthquakes and Tsunami by meeting and praying every year around 3.11 at LAPD Headquarters for ten years. 

2) We will continue prayers and dialogues among the participants & children, especially to share the lessons learned from 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

3) We will support efforts to train ourselves for future natural disasters by sharing & educating our community, making 3.11 the official evacuation training day for Southern California.

Love To Nippon Committee


LOVE TO NIPPON 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014

LOVE TO NIPPON 2013 - Sunday, March 10, 2013

LOVE TO NIPPON 2012  - Sunday, March 11, 2012

Media Coverage

2012-03-17 - 3.11 LOVE TO NIPPON and JA Community remembering the disaster 
UTB 18.2

2012-03-14 - Local Leaders Express "Love to Nippon"
Rafu Shimpo
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