Tagged with 3/11

3 Years On…

3 Years On…

Today, Tuesday 11th March, marks the 3rd anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. I’ve written on this topic many times, and felt this anniversary couldn’t slip by without a mention. Tohoku, and indeed all of Japan, has been in my mind since that day; a day none of us will ever forget. As … Continue reading

Thoughts on 11th March…

Thoughts on 11th March…

It’s been a funny old day. I woke up at 5.30 this morning and lay in bed staring at my ceiling. I’d just had a bad dream that my flat’s ever-increasing damp problem had spread overnight, but I was reassured to find that my ceiling was still there – I had a roof over my … Continue reading

Guest Post: Words from Tohoku on the 2nd Anniversary

Guest Post: Words from Tohoku on the 2nd Anniversary

Welcome to the first ever guest post on Haikugirl’s Japan! I don’t normally invite guest posts, preferring to write everything myself (this is Haikugirl’s Japan, after all, and my intention is for this blog to be about the way I see Japan). But, for the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami today I really … Continue reading

Exhibition: “re:new tohoku” at Asia House

Exhibition: “re:new tohoku” at Asia House

If you’re in London this weekend I urge you to visit the free exhibition of crafts from Tohoku (the region in northeastern Japan which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011) which is currently on display at Asia House – only until Sunday! Tonight I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

Visit Japan… because Wossy says you should!

If you were running an event at the Embassy of Japan in London to promote tourism in Japan, which British celebrity would you want to invite? You’d want someone who actively encourages people to visit Japan, wouldn’t you? Someone who loves Japanese culture and knows more about anime and gadgets than most of the Embassy … Continue reading

March 11th – six months on

“Now all we can do is look forward. We only have one life, after all.” Takashige Kowata, Fukushima evacuee. I know a lot of people are thinking about America today, what with it being ten years since 9/11. But for me (and for many people), it’s a different anniversary. Today marks six months since the … Continue reading

Tokyo Rising

Tokyo Rising is an urban exploration documentary produced by VICE Media and sponsored by Palladium Boots, which highlights different cities across the world and the creative youth behind them. The host, Pharrell (of N*E*R*D), travels to Tokyo and explores how the youth are rising to meet the challenges of the “3/11 disaster” and asking the question of … Continue reading