Hope Step Japan! 11 March 2012 event at Mediamatic Bank

Moving forward after the Japan Earthquake

The earthquake that hit Japan on the 11th of March 2011 and the nuclear disaster that followed have had a profound impact on our lives. Since these tragic events, Japanese people everywhere, including those in Holland, have been struggling with the effects on a daily basis. The impact of the Japan Earthquake raises critical questions regarding our future patterns of living, including the use of nuclear power. The event must not be forgotten. We feel a strong urge to take some action and generate hope for the future!
On the 11th of March 2012, we’ll come together in the center of Amsterdam to reflect on the disaster, and to rethink problems arising over the past year.

11 March 2012, Mediamatic Bank (Amsterdam)


11.00 Opening
12.00 Presentation | Report from the Tsunami-hit areas
13.00 Presentation | Facts not covered by the Japanese Mass-Media
13.30 Presentation | Skype interview from Fukushima
14.00 Concert | Flute (Japanese classic tunes) & Kids concert
14.49 A minute’s silence (the moment of the Earthquake)
15.00 Lecture and Q&A | Green and Wise talk by Peer de Rijk (WISE Amsterdam), Martijn Overman (Green Choice) and Jorien de Lege (Greenpeace): Dutch view of the disaster in Japan and comparison of Dutch and Japanese approaches to domestic energy issues
16.00 Lecture | Consequences of exposure to ionizing radiation for health by Yuka Mizusawa (Researcher, AMC)
17.00 Demonstration | taking charge of your own health by Okido Yoga Nederland
17.40 Lecture | ‘Fall out Japan’ – Kyoko Onishi, Founder of Europe Yakuzen, and expert in ‘Medicinal Cuisine’ talks about her view of the Japan earthquake, our future survival and her mission in Fukushima and Tohoku Area.
19.00 Dance & Music Performance | by Makiko Ito & Michael Schumacher with live Music by DJ Sniff
20.00 Closing: A minute’s silence

>>Lectures & Presentations

>>Concerts & Performances

>>Screening and other activities

>>Eco Genius Contest

>>Eco Life & Kids Activities

>>Food & Shopping

>>Petition & Donation, Support Japan


Entrance 219 people Funds raising € 5560.8 + $ 7.00 + 100yen. All the contribution has been donated to the initiatives below;
Watarido Pokapoka Project - Child Care Support
- Tsunagari-Nukumori Project - General Support
- Minami-Sanriku Ryosi Genki Project - Local Business Support
- Fumbaro east Japan project - volunteer network based on a new support model