Hope Step Japan! 12 March 2017 Forget Us Not


An annual memorial event for the Great East Japan Earthquake (a.k.a the 311 disaster) by HOPE STEP JAPAN! takes place in the Okido Yoga Center Amsterdam this year, which is entitled ‘Forget Us Not’.
It is taken from the name of the flower Forget-Me-Not which means ‘true love’ and ‘memories’ in the language of flowers.
We have changed the word ‘me’ to ‘us’. ‘Us’ means here the victims of the disaster, the evacuees of the Fukushima nuclear accident, and not only these who suffer from the 311 disaster but also all the people who are in great difficulties in the world today, commemorating all what happened and has been happening.

Main room
15.00 – Opening
15.05 – Music: by Ayumi Matsuda & Victoria Devies
15.15 – Skype interview: ‘Seen from the Dutch eyes’ with Jasinta Hin from Tokyo
16:00 – Discussion: Energy and Kids! by Futures (Nico, Luka, Hikaru)
16:25 – Break
16:30 – Presentation: ’Forget the FACTS Not – Fukushima Disaster Chronicle updates’ by HSJ Fact Seekers
17:20 – Video presentation: ‘Questions for Jan vande Putte’ with FB video stream
18:05 – Break
18.10 – Presentation: ‘A Bridge Too Far – information and understanding’ by Tashi Iwaoka
18.55 – Music: by Ayumi Matsuda
19.00 – Closing
• Presentations include Q&A and discussion

Food&drink miso soup, tasty food & warm and cold drinks
Publication ‘Chronology of the disaster 2017 – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear’ by HSJ Fact Seekers
Kids room A small room for children

Entrance: €2 donation
(Over €2 goes to Fukushima Chridren’s Home Fund)

Van Ostadestraat 387
A few minute work from tram 3 (Van Woustraat) and 4 (Ceintuurbaan) or 10 minutes walking from metro Wibautstraat

–Result of the event–
27200 yen (about 223 euro) has been donated to Fukushima Children’s Home Fund.