Japan Under Reconstruction

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Venue: MIT Media Lab

April 6, 2012

An Event Commemorating the Japan-US Cherry Blossom Centennial
A century has passed since Japan’s original gift of flowering cherry trees was planted in the tidal basin of the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Each spring, hundreds of thousands of people come to see the trees in bloom. As part of the 100th anniversary, over the next several months, the Consulate General of Japan in Boston will arrange ceremonial cherry tree plantings and support Japanese cultural events across the city.

Our event on April 6 will begin with remarks by the Consul General of Japan, Mr. Takeshi Hikihara, and will include two sessions: “Towards Open and Resilient Communities” and “Japan in the Global Landscape.” Sessions will include speakers from the MIT Media Lab, MIT Department of Architecture, and the Harvard Business School.

While the physical event is by invitation only all are welcome to join us via webcast. We hope that you will join us for this event commemorating and celebrating the history and future of the relationship between Japan and the United States.