tohoku tomoSAN FRANCISCO — A benefit screening of “Tohoku Tomo” will be held on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown.

“Tohoku Tomo” is a story of true friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery by the international community following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

All proceeds will go to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund, which benefits the children and families of the Tohoku region who are still recovering and need continued help. It is named after an American teacher who died in the disaster.

Among those appearing in the film is Takeno Chiyo Suzuki, coordinator of international relations for Miyagi Prefecture and a San Francisco native.

Co-presented by the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Alumni Association of Northern California and the Nichi Bei Foundation. Co-sponsored by Choya Umeshu, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, J Weekly, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, Keizai Silicon Valley, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association, Pika Pika, Sapporo USA, and S.F. Japanese-English Toastmasters Club.

Suggested donation: $10. Donations will be matched by Global Giving.

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