Second Tohoku Outreach Mission Report (Part 1/3)

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American Airlines, Japan Society, Rotary Club, and US-Japan Foundation to support Japanese Medical Society of America and 9/11 Tribute Center again for the Second Outreach Mission to Japan


In August 2013, American Airlines flew a second team to Japan for an outreach mission. JMSA and Rotary International led members of the 9.11 community (family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, residents of the WTC neighbourhood) and Mount Sinai Global Health to share their personal stories of transformation and give hope to survivors of the 3.11 earthquake disaster in Tohoku, Japan with children in need and the community.

"At American Airlines, supporting children and their families is a primary focus of our Kids in Need program," said Bernie Willett, American's Director – Citizenship and Community Programs. "We're proud to partner with JMSA for the 2nd consecutive year to join their mission to give hope to children in Tohoku, Japan, who are still suffering from 3/11 disaster.”George Packard, the President of the United States-Japan Foundation, “extends every good wish for the success of the project.”

Person to Person Dialogue: Connecting 9.11 to 3.11 – Together We Can Move Forward (Part 2/3)

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JMSA and Rotary co-arranged this program in response to the September 11th Families' Association’s strong desire to share their experience. “Through our experiences of community re-building in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy in New York, we would like to be supportive of Japan’s long-term recovery efforts,” said Lee Ielpi, the President of September 11th Families' Association. JMSA has been supporting long term recovery efforts in Tohoku, especially in mental health, since April 2011. With our continuing efforts, we hope to bring about a sense of international community.

 

At Shin-chi machi, Fukushima, we saw many familiar faces from the last year.

(Pictures Ahead)

MESSAGE ON A WING (Part 3/3)

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Together with American Airlines, we brought an origami crane fabricated out of steel recovered from 9/11 on our 1st mission in 2012. This symbol of quake recovery from the international community dedicated for children’s comfort was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, who died at age 12 from radiation exposure after the bombing of Hiroshima. One of Sadako’s origami cranes was previously donated to the 9/11 Tribute Center and we made a symbolic return of Sadako’s wish for peace and comfort for children. 

  

Yuji Sasaki, Sadako’s nephew joined us in hopes to continue spreading her compassion for others.

Second Tohoku Outreach Mission

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American Airlines, Japan Society, Rotary Club, and US-Japan Foundation join Japanese Medical Society of America and 9/11 Tribute Center again for the Second Outreach Mission to Japan

In August, American Airlines will fly a second team to Japan for an outreach mission. Members from the 9.11 community (family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, residents of the WTC neighborhood), JMSA, Mount Sinai Global Health, and Rotary will share their personal stories of transformation and give hope to survivors of the 3.11 earthquake disaster in Tohoku, Japan, starting with school children and teachers.

JMSA Japan Relief Fund: UPDATE

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Dear JMSA members and friends, 

The JMSA would like to express our gratitude for your generous donations to the JMSA Japan Relief Fund.  Thanks to your kind support, we have raised $170,000 to benefit rebuilding efforts in northern Japan.  JMSA is sending 100% of donations to Kokoro no Care (“care for the feelings”), a community mental health treatment program led by Professor Niwa of the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Fukushima Medical University (FMU).  The goal of Kokoro no Care is to create multidisciplinary satellite mental health care units to serve towns where existing clinics have been closed due to the disaster.  We are very impressed with this program and believe that it will make a meaningful, long-term impact in areas affected by the earthquake.  

Tohoku Outreach Mission

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In October 2012, members of the JMSA Japan Relief Program traveled to Northeast Japan for a community outreach mission. Our group led eight members of the 9.11 Tribute Center and 9.11 Family Association, two members of the Englewood Rotary, and the Director of Mount Sinai Global Mental Health, Dr. Craig Katz and his 10 year old daughter, Maya.

NAIIC Report on Fukushima

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The JMSA invites you to a special lecture by Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, former Chairman of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC).

Lecture: NAIIC Report on Fukushima: Lessons Learned & Next Steps Forward
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 6 - 8 PM (6-6:30 pm  Registration, 6:30-7:30  Lecture and Q&A, 7:30-8 Reception)
Location: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Fee: $10 for JMSA members or students, $15 for non-members

To register: please visit www.japansociety.org/corporateevents or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 15th.

Co-Sponsors: Yoko Makino, Japanese American Association of New York, JMSA, Japanese Medical Support Network, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Nippon Club
 

Lecture Preview: The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) was established to investigate the causes of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on behalf of the Japanese people and to make proposals on how to prevent nuclear accidents in the future. NAIIC Chairman Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa discusses findings from the Commission's six-month investigation, including proposals on how to avoid future nuclear catastrophes.

9.11 Community Reaches Out to 3.11 Survivors

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American Airlines, Japan Society, Rotary Club, and US-Japan Foundation join JMSA and 9/11 Tribute Center in Extending a Bond of Friendship and Support to the People of Japan

From October 19th to 29th, 2012, American Airlines will fly a team of 9.11 community members (family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, residents of the WTC neighborhood) to Japan to share their personal stories of transformation and give hope to survivors of the 3.11 earthquake disaster in Tohoku, Japan, starting with school children and teachers.  For more details about this exciting program, please click "Continue Reading" below.