3.11 Events in Boston

This year is the sixth anniversary of the tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster that happened in Japan on March 11, 2011.

If you are interested in learning more, or in supporting Japan through this ongoing crisis, please consider attending one of these events run by groups in Boston.

The information about exhibits, events, charities and memorials related to the 3.11 Tōhoku earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster provided in this calendar is intended to introduce these events. For all non-JSB events please check directly with the organization producing it to confirm all times, dates and event details. The Japan Society of Boston is not responsible for any changes or inaccuracies in information about events not sponsored by the JSB. 

Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2017
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • Boston Children's Museum, Japanese House Gallery 308 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210


    Friday, March 10 to Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Boston Children's Museum, Japanese House Gallery 

    308 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210

    This special art show is brought to you by the members of the “ART THINKING” project team at Tohoku University of Art & Design in Japan. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in their hometown in March 2011, they decided to use the special power of ART to make the world a better place and connect with many friends like you. So they brought this exhibition to Boston as their fourth annual international friendship making project.

    The exhibit also brings opportunities for visitors to peek into today’s youth culture and children’s experience in Japan. Visitors are encouraged to make comparisons and share their own stories. Through this cross-cultural experience we hope to engage visitors in joyful discovery of learning and foster their appreciation of the world.

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA 02478


    Monday, March 27, 7:30 PM

    Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont

    Directed by Doris Dörrie
    Germany | 108 min. | English, German & Japanese with English subtitles | New England premiere

    A young German woman and an elderly Japanese geisha form an unlikely bond in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in the Fukushima region of Japan. Director Doris Dörrie (Cherry Blossoms, How to Cook Your Life) returns to form with this black and white homage. Winner of the Panorama Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

    Speaker: Ryo Morimoto, a post-doc at Harvard University whose interests include anthropology and disaster, culture and sudden change, and memory and material objects. He spent a year doing field work in Minami-sōma, Fukushima, the area featured in the film.

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