I wrote this book so that we would not forget what happened on March 11th last year in Japan. We must not forget that the consequences of the tsunami and also of the nuclear crisis continue to have a deep impact on Japanese people in the North East. In fact, what happens in Japan can have – and is having- an impact on the rest of the world.
I am holding a talk on the consequences of last year’s triple catastrophe at SOAS in London tomorrow, Friday the 20th 2012. There will also be a book launch party with a lecture at the Daiwa Anglo-Japan Foundation on May 3rd 2012.
Both events will include pictures by Yoshikazu Fukuda and insights from our collaborator Yuko Ota, based on our trips to Tohoku as a journalist team in different combinations in March and May, during the summer and in September 2011, as well as now in April 2012.
Lecture: This Friday April 20th 2012, 6-8pm, at SOAS, Russell Square University Buildings, Khalili Lecture Hall. Nearest tube is Russell Square.
Book Launch: Thursday May 3rd 2012, 6-8pm, Daiwa Anglo-Japan Foundation, Cornwall Terrace by the Regent’s Park, nearest tube Baker Street. More on this: http://www.dajf.org.uk/event/fukushima-colours
Both events are free and open to all. Booking is required for the book launch but not for the lecture at SOAS. You can book directly on the Daiwa Foundation website: http://www.dajf.org.uk/events/booking-form