Event on this Tuesday 19th 5PM at Bucknell University

Panel discussion: 'Japan's response to crisis'

 Bucknell University will host "Japan's Response to Crisis: A Panel Discussion on History, Religion, and People in Japan" on Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. in Coleman Hall, Room 221
The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will provide a scholarly analysis of the crisis reaction from historical, cultural and religious perspectives. The discussion also will feature photos, eyewitness accounts and family experiences.

Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of East Asian studies, will moderate the panel.
Jim Orr, associate professor of East Asian studies, will offer a historical perspective on the situation in Japan, helping to understand how the 1923 earthquake and the nuclear bombs at the end of WWII have shaped the current day responses to this national tragedy.
James Shields, associate professor of comparative humanities, will discuss the religious aspects of Japanese life and how that impacts responses to crises and this disaster in particular.
Mizuki Takahashi, post-doctoral fellow in biology, will share news from his family in Tokyo and discuss the formation of the local Susquehanna Valley Japanese Community, a group that is providing support to one another and raising awareness and funds for disaster relief.
Kyoko Breczinski, a member of SVJC, will speak about what it has been like to be so far from family during the unfolding disaster and share reports from Japan.
Bucknell junior Anna Uehara, president of the Bucknell Japan Society, will share observations from Kota Suenaga, a Bucknell student currently on leave in Japan. A resident of Sendai, Suenaga's entire family has been displaced, their home and business destroyed by the tsunami.

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