JASH Weekly Update 7/2

Dear Members and Friends of JASH: Kakigoori! Yakitori! Natsumatsuri! Familiar words that say SUMMER IS HERE! We’re pleased to announce the JASH Talk-Story Series with an interesting line-up of guests to kick off the season.

Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: From Devastation to Resilience Virtual Talk-Story with Ray Tabata Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00pm-5:00pm

Port area, Ishinomaki,Miyagi, March 2012

Rebuilt Tsurukame sushi shop with owner and staff Rikuzentakata,Iwate July 2019

Join us for the first virtual talk-story session with long-time JASH member and volunteer photographer Mr. Ray Tabata, as he shares his photo collection and takes us back to the devastation of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and the impact of the disaster. He will also talk about the resilience the people of Japan have demonstrated to emerge even stronger.

Ray retired from the University of Hawaii in 2011 after serving as a Hawaii Sea Grant extension specialist in resource management, coastal recreation, and tourism, and later as an international medical education specialist with the John A. Burns School of Medicine from 2002 to 2011. Since retiring, he has been spending more time enjoying photography, classical music and travel to Japan. From 2012 to March 2020, he has been regularly visiting Tohoku for various volunteer projects, visiting friends, and documenting the long recovery and reconstruction of communities devastated by the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

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