Remembering Japan: 3 Years Later
The Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC) will be sponsoring an event to remember the third anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at 6929 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento CA 95823. The event will include a presentation about the current radiation situation in Japan. The event is free and open to the public. Monetary donations to support immediate humanitarian needs in Japan will be accepted.
The main speaker will be Jonathan McCurley of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) which is located in the Tochigi prefecture in northern Japan. McCurley has coordinated recovery efforts in Japan over the past three years. Since ARI is located about 70 miles from Fukushima, he will provide a first-hand account of the current radiation situation.
Due to the time difference, McCurely’s presentation will be videotaped and shown during the event. However, he will be available live via the internet to respond to questions during the event. Music will be provided by the Sakura Chorus.
The church website contains additional information about Japan Relief Efforts: www.sacjumc.com. For more information, please call the church office: (916) 421-1017 or send an email to JapanRelief@sacjumc.com. SJUMC is a growing congregation of about 600 members. It is one of the oldest Japanese-American congregations in Northern California.