KizunaMarch 11, 2012 will mark the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The months after this disaster brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan began recovery efforts. The Nikkei, the leading Japanese business newspaper, chronicled the devastation and recovery efforts through an extensive collection of photographs that they have shared with our city.

The Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and Japan America Society of Chicago will exhibit forty-six photos, approximately 16 by 24, at two downtown galleries; March 12-16 at the State of Illinois Thompson Center and March 21-31 at The Chicago Photography Collective Gallery at Block 37 (first floor).

March 12-16, 2012
State of Illinois Thompson Center ground level lobby
100 West Randolph Street, Chicago
Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

March 21-31, 2012
The Chicago Photography Collective Gallery at Block 37, first floor
108 North State Street, Chicago
Wednesday- Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public.

Read more at ChicagoSisterCities.com.

Associated Educational Activities

Mr. Tatsuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director of the Chicago office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will discuss how Japan is moving forward, the economic impact of the disaster and the most recent recovery efforts.  The discussion will be moderated by Greg Burns,Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member.

When: Thursday, March 15
Where:
 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL
Time:
 6:00 p.m. RSVP is required.
Free and open to the public.

Read more at ChicagoSisterCities.com.

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