Darrell Miho, Sansei photojournalist and co-founder of Ai Love Japan, will talk about his experiences and discuss some of the current issues and needs in the areas hit by disaster almost two years ago. He has made five trips to Japan to document the aftermath of the March 11 triple disaster that devastated the Tohoku region. This is a rare opportunity to see a photojournalist’s labor of love and hear his first-hand accounts.
Photos and videos about the survivors and the current situation will be shown, followed by a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be served.
Ai Love Japan uses earthquake and tsunami survivor stories to increase public awareness about how people were affected and what they are doing to rebuild their lives. Its goal is to keep people aware of the ongoing situation in the disaster area in hopes of encouraging volunteers to raise additional funds and go help people in the hardest-hit areas in Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi prefectures
Additional information can be found on its website: http://ailovejapan.org.
Cost: Free with admission to the museum (non-members, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).
Seating is limited, so email PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org or call the JAMsj office at (408) 294-3138 to reserve your spot.
For information on other upcoming events, including the Fred Korematsu Day program on Saturday, Jan. 26, visit www.jamsj.org.