Tohoku Tomo

3/11: JETAADC & Sasakawa USA Present – The Role of JET Alumni in U.S.-Japan Cooperation

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Sasakawa USA and JETAADC

The JET Alumni Association of Washington, D.C.
and Sasakawa USA present

The Role of JET Alumni in U.S.-Japan Cooperation:

A Tohoku Tomo film screening and panel discussion

Friday, March 11
Doors open at 4:30 PM, Event starts 5:00 PM
Reception to follow

Palm Court Ballroom, The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036

On the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, JETAADC and Sasakawa USA will be joining together to reflect on those events and hear how JET participants played a key role in the disaster response. Due to limited space, we can only offer this invitation to JET alumni and one guest per alum.

The event will feature Matthew Fuller, JET alumnus and former special assistant to Ambassador John V. Roos during 3/11, for a conversation moderated by Dr. Sheila Smith on the role of JET alumni in Japan’s efforts to rebuild. This event will also feature Wesley Julian and his film Tohoku Tomo, a documentary about the story of the international community’s friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery following the disaster.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Opening remarks and featured discussion between Matthew Fuller and Dr. Sheila Smith will be held from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. The presentation and screening of Tohoku Tomo by Director/Producer Wesley Julian will then follow from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. To conclude the event, Sasakawa USA will be hosting a reception from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Matthew Fuller, Partner, Geodesic Capital; Former Foreign Service Officer and Special Assistant to U.S. Ambassador to Japan, John V. Roos; JET Alumnus (Aichi-ken, Toyota-shi, 1997-99)
  • Dr. Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Wesley Julian, Director/Producer, Tohoku Tomo and The 113 Project; JET Alumnus (Miyagi-ken, Osato-cho, 2008-10)

Register Here


Tohoku Tomo

View the Tohoku Tomo trailer here.

For more information about the film, please visit the Tohoku Tomo website and Facebook page.

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