The webinar will be a discussion on the cooperation between the U.S. Armed Forces and Japanese Self-Defense Forces during Operation Tomodachi, which was a joint operation in response to the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that occurred in Fukushima in 2011. As 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, we welcome Vice Admiral Hiromi Takashima Japan MSDF (ret.) and Admiral Patrick Walsh US Navy (ret.) to share their involvement in the relief efforts and provide insight on how the long-standing alliance between Japan and the United States largely contributed to the success of such a large-scale interagency collaboration. Their discussion will be moderated by award winning KTLA Anchor Frank Buckley.
Japan Currents is made possible by a generous grant from the Embassy of Japan in the U.S.A. and supported by the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc. Additional generous support is provided by the the Aratani Foundation.