“Restoration of Fukushima from 3/11,” part of the JFLA (Japan Foundation Los Angeles) Lecture Series, will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles.

Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the resulting accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the people of Fukushima have been suffering hardships that have never been experienced in human history.

As the only national university in the region, Fukushima University aims to support people affected by the disasters through the Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization (FURE). The purpose of this center, established in April 2011, is to investigate and survey the damage caused by the disasters. Based on the findings, FURE plans to offer prospects to support the restoration and rehabilitation of Fukushima.

In this seminar, a researcher from FURE will provide the latest information and future prospects of Fukushima, as well as an account of daily life there.

Satoru Mimura was involved in restoration activities in Iwate after the earthquake and tsunami. Since June 2012, he has been working for FURE as the manager responsible for international relations.

The lecture is co-organized by the Japan America Society of Southern California.

Admission is free, but registration is required. To RSVP, click here.

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