Fukushima Activist Yuko Nishiyama to Speak at UH Manoa

From a University of Hawaii press release:

Nishiyama, famed Fukushima activist and survivor of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster in Japan, is coming to the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus to share her personal experience of the nuclear crisis and the challenges faced by evacuees. Nishiyama is the founder of Minna no Te (translation: Everyone’s Hands), a support group for evacuees. The group raises funds to assist in reuniting family members separated by the 2011 crisis.

Her lecture is part of “Japan After 3.11: Change and Hope from the Center of Triple Disaster,” a free public symposium commemorating the second anniversary of Japan’s March 11th earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. The symposium will be held at UH Manoa’s Center for Korean Studies Auditorium on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m.


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Courtesy of yisris

Interested in Japan? Check out CB Director of Digital Media Joe Rubin’s “Japan Journal,” where he explored how Hawaii could benefit from Japan’s intensive program to harness renewable energy — all after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 

— Alia Wong

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