Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Relief

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Relief (183rd report)
Seeking Participants: UNICEF Activity Briefing (Wednesday, 6 March)

[TOKYO, JAPAN, 20 February 2013]

©Japan Committee for UNICEF

Nearly two years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, a disaster of unprecedented scale that struck Japan on 11 March 2011. On Wednesday, 6 March at the UNICEF House in Tokyo, a briefing will be held to report on UNICEF's response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Great East Japan Earthquake marks the first time in half a century that Japan has been a recipient of assistance from UNICEF, following UNICEF support for Japanese children in the wake World War II. The briefing session is an opportunity for UNICEF to report the results of its activities over the past two years, which have been implemented with the support of generous donors all over the world, as well as its plans for the future.


Date Wednesday, 6 march 2013
14:00 – 15:00 (Registration from 13:30)
  1. Opening remarks  Hayami Ken, Executive Director, Japan Committee for UNICEF
  2. 2. Two-Year Report and video about UNICEF's first assistance to Japan in half a century
  3. 3. Highlights of UNICEF activities in the second year
  4. The aims of UNICEF in its reconstruction and child welfare facility rebuilding assistance in the disaster areas-
    -Hiroshi Namikawa, Design and Management Community Chairperson, Japan Committee for UNICEF Preschool and Kindergarten Reconstruction Project

Video introduction of new child welfare facilities and the children that use them

  1. 4. Two years in retrospect
    -Japan Committee for UNICEF Ambassador Agnes Chan
  2. 5. Children in the affected areas: Challenges and future efforts -Hayami Ken, Executive Director, Japan Committee for UNICEF
    -Michiko Ono, Child Protection Advisor (former UNICEF staff/Child Protection Specialist)
    -Takako Yuno, Psychosocial Assistance Advisor, Japan Association for Play Therapy
    -Shinya Sato, Assistance Advisor for Child-friendly Reconstruction Planning (Professor, Yamagata University)
Venue 1st Floor of the UNICEF House
1st Floor of the UNICEF House
4-6-12 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN 108-8607
7 minutes on foot from JR Shinagawa Station and Takanawadai Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
Click here for more information. (Japanese only)
No. of participantsMaximum 130 (preregister only; however, day-of entrance is permitted depending on open seating)
RegistrationEmail or fax the information below and include "Registration for the Great East Japan Earthquake Two-Year Activity Briefing" in your message.
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Email: jcuinfo@unicef.or.jp
Fax: 03-5789-2036
InquiriesInformation & Public Division, Japan Committee for UNICEF Phone: 03-5789-2016 Email: jcuinfo@unicef.or.jp
Other notes
  • The programme and/or list of speakers may change.
  • JCU and various media outlets may record, film or conduct interviews at the event.
  • Once seating is full, persons that did not pre-register will be asked to view the event on the large monitor located outside of the hall.
  • Please see here for more information about JCU's privacy policy (Japanese only).

pdfClick here for the one-year report (PDF)  »