On Friday, the University of Mary Washington will be hosting a series of lectures, a live music performance, and documentary film screening devoted to the topic of Japan’s 3/11 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
2:00-3:00 pm — Dr. Steve Rabson lecture, “Aftershocks: Political and Social Reverberations of 3/11 and other Recent Earthquakes in Japan”
3:00-4:00 — Dr. Susan Fernsebner (Dept. of History and American Studies) lecture, “Sichuan 2008, Fukushima 3/11, and Sino-Japanese Relations”
4:00-5:00 — Live Performance of Traditional Japanese Koto Music by Miyuki Yishikami
5:00-6:30 — “Live Your Dream” Documentary Film centering on the life of Virginia native Taylor Anderson, one of the two Americans to die in the tsunami at Fukushima, where she taught English after graduating from Randolph-Macon College. It features interviews of local residents, including her students, and of her family who describe her lifelong interest in Japan and her adjustments–sometimes humorous–to living there.
Location for all events: Lee Hall 412
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies