Ten years ago today, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit the East Coast of Japan’s Tohoku region, heavily impacting the Japanese prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. The magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake generated tsunami waves with heights reaching up to 40 meters, washing away entire villages and towns and claiming the lives of thousands of people. The earthquake also led to a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Power Plant.
Today, Dujat commemorated the victims of this disaster by visiting the memorial stone in Amstelveen and laying flowers, together with Mr. Poppens, Mayor of Amstelveen. The memorial stone in the Cherry Blossom park at the Amsterdamse Bos became part of the park in 2012, exactly one year after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
From 12:00 there will be an online event organized by the JCC: Great East Japan Earthquake -10 years after – Nederland bedankt. With this, JCC would like to express their gratitude to the tremendous support from Dutch people and society to the affected area after the earthquake and tsunami.
It will be a good opportunity for both Dutch and Japanese to know about the reconstruction progress in last 10 years and the current situation through video message from affected cities.