ABOUT THE LOVE TO NIPPON PROJECT

ABC NEWS SPECIAL

Masako Unoura-Tanaka talks about her narrow escape from the tsunami wave that hit her hometown in Japan.

THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

About the Love to Nippon Project



A Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami survivor, Masako Unoura‐Tanaka, founded the Love to Nippon Project in 2011. Masako resides in Marina del Rey and Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture Japan.

She was visiting her mother’s hometown of Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture when the earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11.

Together with the full support of Nichi Bei Fujin Kai (Japanese & American Women’s Club), and Doug Erber, President of the Japan America Society of Southern California, Masako, along with dedicated volunteers and supporters, promote disaster awareness through the annual Love to Nippon Project’s 3.11 Memorial Event, with the heartfelt goal to establish an official day of disaster preparedness in California.

MISSION STATEMENT

Every year, on the Sunday closest to March 11, at Los Angeles Police Department HQs in downtown Los Angeles, we will hold a memorial service to offer prayer, love and support to those living in the devastated regions of Japan.

We will never forget the people of Japan impacted by the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
We will encourage exchanges with the people of Japan and Southern Californians to promote information sharing and friendships between our countries.

We will share lessons learned from March 11 with Southern Californians and educate our citizens for future natural disasters.
And we will work with governmental and other agencies to make March 11 the official Earthquake and Tsunami Training Day for the State of California!

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