Art & Design

Japan Since 3/11: Recovery and Reconstruction

31 October 2012, Sheffield

The Japan Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science present an evening of film and discussion looking at the recovery and reconstruction of the Tohoku region following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th last year. The schedule will be as follows:

17:00 Tea / Coffee


17:10 Opening remarks by Prof Kozo Hiramatsu, Director of JSPS London, Mr Ikuo Fukui,
JSPS Fellows Plaza, JSPS Tokyo (tbc) and Mr Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Director-General of Japan Foundation London


17:15 Dr Peter Matanle from the University of Sheffield will present research from his recent paper The Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown: towards the (re) construction of a safe, sustainable, and compassionate society in Japan's shrinking regions.


17:45 Film: Setting Sail from the Ruins

18:15 Drinks & finger buffet


18:45 Film: Can You See Our Lights?


19:30 Response to the films by Dr Peter Matanle, followed by discussion.


20:00 Close


This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to


This event will follow a session in the afternoon (for students only) on funding programmes available from the Japan Foundation and JSPS - to register your interest in attending also please e-mail

31 October 2012, 6:30pm

Creative Lounge, Showroom Workstation,Sheffield 

The Japan Foundation