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Remembering the 3.11 triple disaster in Japan (Reiher&Gerster)

Feb 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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GEAS Digital Lecture Series: East Asian Responses to Crisis

Remembering the 3.11 triple disaster in Japan

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster that hit Northeast Japan in March 2011. While the regions mainly suffering from the earthquake and tsunami are slowly recovering, more than 42,000 survivors are still registered as evacuees - most of them from municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture. This event will remember the 3.11 triple disaster by reviewing the three disasters and their conjuncture with a particular focus on food safety and recovery. It will provide the chance to listen and talk to locals from Fukushima Prefecture who were involved in activities to keep the memory of the disaster alive at (and beyond) Soma High School. Following a brief introduction to the triple disaster and the recovery efforts by Julia Gerster (Tohoku University) and a presentation on food safety after Fukushima by Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin), FUB BA students present their findings from translating and discussing articles of the Japanese magazine “J-One” and short documentaries written by Soma High School students (2011 - 2016). Students and audience will then discuss the impact of the disasters and the current state of recovery with guests from Fukushima Prefecture. The event will take place in English, Japanese-English interpretation for Q&A with the Japanese guests will be provided.

Organizers: Cornelia Reiher (FUB), Julia Gerster (Tohoku U)

Speakers: Julia Gerster, Cornelia Reiher, and Watanobe Yoshihiro, Sugita Kazuto, Suzuki Hikaru (from Fukushima), as well as Galina Khoikhina, Sophie Toelke, Artur Szczypior, Philipp Steinmann, Jan Flörecke, Dominik Koltze (from Japanese Studies BA Program, FU Berlin)

Online lecture


12:00 Uhr

Remembering the 3.11 triple disaster in Japan

Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Julia Gerster (Tohoku University)

Freie Universität Berlin uses the video conferencing system Webex from Cisco. It is not necessary to install any software on a desktop PC via any browser. For mobile devices, the app Webex Meet is recommended. You may need a microphone on your end device (Smartphone, Tablet, Notebook, PC) to ask questions.
The video sessions shall not be recorded.

Further Information

Please register online by February 23, 2021 to receive a link to the invitation with our Online Registration. The link can also be found below in the section Related Links.