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LOVE TO NIPPON 2013 - 3.11 Memorial Event: Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • LAPD Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)


Registration is closed
- 3.11 Memorial Event -
Two Year Anniversary Memorial of Japan’s Worst Natural Disaster & Lessons for Southern California to Share with Children and Families in our Community 

Co-presented by Japan America Society, Nichi Bei Fujin Kai & Love to Nippon Project

Sunday, March 10, 2013 
(Please note the start of daylight saving time)

2:00–3:30pm Ecumenical Service & Prayers, Flower & Incense Offerings, Booths

3:30–5:30 pm Memorial Program 

LAPD Headquarters - Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 

Online Registration will close at 5pm on March 6. 
If you would like to RSVP after March 6, please contact Masako Unoura Tanaka at Unoura@ttta.com or call 310-484-1800 ext 110. 

Offering of flowers and incense
We encourage you to bring your own flowers or incense.

Janet LeBlanc & Jennifer Usyak

Presented by Japan America Society of Southern California (JASSC), Nichi Bei Fujin Kai (“Japan America Women’s Organization”) and Love to Nippon Project, this memorial event is a community-wide tribute to loved ones lost and for those still suffering from the March 11, 2011 catastrophe. The memorial will be a peaceful event with special prayers and a commemorative program that includes Japanese classical dance and musical tributes from local community and religious organizations and Japan. Guest speakers will also share how people can continue to help and encourage the victims in Japan to rebuild their lives. Guest speakers will also share how people can continue to help and encourage the victims in Japan to rebuild their lives.

Love to Nippon 2013 guest presenters include: Madame Hisami Wakayagi; Japanese classical dancer, Yusuke Tominaga; composer and singer from Fukuoka, Japan, Erika Olsen; singer and 2011 Nisei Week Queen, the Holiness Youth Choir and the Orange County Friendship Choir

Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief and first responder in Japan, BC Larry Collins and  David Stone, will lead a panel discussion on what Los Angeles is doing to prepare for its own potential earthquake and tsunami with Lowell Safier and Teri Lee Hirano. Documentary Video of Jun Suzuki, resident of Minami-Sanriku by Darrell Miho & Ken Matsui of Ai Love Japan

Building on the overwhelming response of last year’s first annual Love to Nippon memorial event, this year the organizers have added activities to raise awareness of disaster preparedness, including outdoor booths and displays that will offer brochures and other materials. This is part of the Love to Nippon Project’s efforts to prepare the Southern Californian community for future natural disasters through sharing information and education. The group hopes to have “3.11” (March 11th) designated as an official disaster preparedness day for all of Southern California. Love to Nippon attendees are encouraged to bring flowers or incense in loving remembrance of family members and friends lost, as well as those still affected by Japan’s worst natural disaster. 

Seating is limited. 
Early reservations are recommended.

Cooperating Organizations (As of March 1, 2013)

AAJUW - American Association of Japanese University Women
AASA - Asia America Symphony Association and Guild
Aurora Foundation - Japanese Languag Scholarship Foundation
Carolyn Kamii Public Relations
Consulate General of  

Japan in Los Angeles
Cultural News
Duke Nomura - City of Commerce Flowers
Fuji Sankei
Hiroko Tatebe - Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD)
Hisami Wakayagi, Wakayagi Ryu, Hananokai
Holiness Youth Choir
Japan Foundation
JBA - Japanese Business Association of 
Southern California
JCCSC - Japanese Chamber of Commerce of  Southern California
JEMS - Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society
JIS - Japanese Institute of Sawtelle
Japanese Prefectural Association of 
Southern California
Kevin Heisinger, Regional Land Co.
Kitagawa & Ebert Business Law Firm
Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation
LAPD - Los Angeles Police Department 
LA  Tokyo Kai
NBFK - Nichi Bei Fujin Kai
Nikkei Choral Federation of  Southern California
Nikkei Interfaith Group of Little  Tokyo
OSNC -  Ofunato Support Network Center
OCFC - Orange  County Friendship Choir
Pasadena Seminar
Rikkyo University Alumni Association
Rotary Club Downtown  Los Angeles
Tsuneishi Insurance Agency
Union Church of  Los Angeles
USCG - United States Coast Guard

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