Online event

Herdenking aardbeving Japan - 10 jaar later

11 maart 2021

Kaart Aardbeving 2011

De Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands organiseert op 10 maart 2021 een online event. Het is dan tien jaar geleden dat een aardbeving en tsunami Oost-Japan zwaar getroffen heeft.

March 11, 2021 marks 10 years of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
The magnitude 9.0 earthquake was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan and the world’s fourth-largest earthquake (approx. 19,000 death, 2,500 missing, 121,996 housing damage). The 40m Tsunami in the aftermath of the earthquake caused the nuclear powerplant accident in Fukushima.

On this occasion, JCC would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami and offer our heartfelt sympathy to all who were affected in the disaster area. At the same time, we want to express our gratitude to the tremendous support from Dutch people and society to the affected area after the earthquake and tsunami.

It will be also a good opportunity for both Dutch and Japanese to know about the reconstruction progress in the last 10 years and the current situation through a video message from affected cities.

We hope that this occasion would further develop the strong friendship, cultural and business ties between Japan and the Netherlands since 1600, and can continue our trust, respect and friendship for years to come.

Thursday March 11, 2021 from 12.00 - 13.00 (CET) / 20.00 – 21.00 (JST)

  • 12.00: Login – opening
  • 12.02: Recall of support activities in the Netherlands in 2011 and reconstruction in the affected area. (Video)
  • 12.10:Speech by JCC Chairman Mr Hideaki Takase / Moment of silence
  • 12.15:Speech by H.E. Mr Hidehisa Horinouchi, Ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands
  • 12.25: 10 year reconstruction and future –Video message from affected cities;
  1. Yamada Town, Iwate (daughter town of Zeist)
  2. Koriyama City, Fukushima (daughter city of Brummen)
  3. Rikuzen Takata City, Iwate prefecture (25,000 Tulip Bulbs donations by the tulip grower in Den Helder)
  4. Fukushima Mimpo Newsagency/ Reconstruction Agency - “Convey our gratitude”
  • 12:55:Speech by Mayor of Amstelveen, Mr. Tjapco Poppens on behalf of Dutch Municipality to the affected area
  • 13.00:End of the program

How to register

Please click below link to register. After registration you will receive the webinar link with password later. (no username and password needed)

Language: English and Japanese