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Experts reflect on lessons learned in Operation Tomodachi

311Conference-375March 11, 2011, is a day the world will never forget. Five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the Tohoku region that day, experts came together for a conference organized by Sasakawa USA and the U.S.-Japan Council to reflect on the triple disaster and discuss lessons learned.

On March 8, the two organizations co-hosted The United States and Japan: Reassessing 3-11, a full-day discussion on the disaster and the joint response to it. The conference included panel discussions with American and Japanese experts and officials — most of whom were directly involved in the response to 3-11 — with an emphasis on presenting analysis of the actual events on 3-11 and Operation Tomodachi. Panel topics included recollections of the disaster by those present, a look at the initial response, details on the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, and lessons learned on disaster prevention and response.

Included at the event was a panel looking back on Operation Tomodachi, moderated by JUMP Program Director James Kendall. View that panel in the video below or click here to read more about the event and see all related videos and photos from the event.

 

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