Lycée international de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
The Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on 11 March 2011, brought great damage to a wide area centered on the Tohoku region. News of it flew around the globe in an instant, and feelings of great concern and hands of warm support extended to the affected area from the people of the world from the moments immediately following the earthquake.
In the one year that has passed from the earthquake to the present time, the search for missing persons still continues in the affected areas, and many people are still forced to live in temporary housing, but gradually, even in these difficulties, the signs of certain forward progress are beginning to be seen.
The Japan Foundation introduces the future abundance of the Tohoku region to the international community as well as the charm that is the strength of regional community human bonds, expresses the appreciation of the Japanese people for the warm support received from the world, and at the same time communicates the resolve of Japan toward reconstruction, engaging in cultural affairs activities such as performances, exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, etc., mainly in U.S., France, and China.
Nothing would make us happier than if we are able, through the participation of the artists associated with the Tohoku region and cultural affairs dealing with the theme of Tohoku and disaster recovery, to express the rich abundance of Tohoku and our heartfelt appreciation to the people of the world."