Relief for Japan Week

Relief for Japan Week (April 18 – 22) is Harvard for Japan’s second week-long series of events. Our goal this time is to raise awareness of the continuing devastating situation in Japan, as well as to send a strong, supportive message to those affected in Japan that people from around the world are thinking about them and are helping out in every possible way.

The week begins with Harvard for Japan’s presence at the Boston Marathon. The Runners of Harvard for Japan will be running with Hope for Japan bracelets, and we will be present at the marathon’s finish to collect messages for Japan from other runners.

On Tuesday, Harvard University Hospitality and Dining Services will be serving a Themed Dinner for Japan in all undergraduate dining halls. Harvard for Japan volunteers will be collecting donations at each dining hall.

On Wednesday,  join film director and Harvard College alumnus Atsushi Ogata ’83 for a screening and discussion of his latest film, Cast Me If You Can (Wakiyaku Monogatari).

On Thursday, the Harvard Japan Society will be holding a Reception for their second annual Haiku Competition. This year’s competition has a special category, the Hope for Japan category, especially for haiku on the situation in Japan and your hopes for Japan’s recovery. Submit a haiku by Wednesday night for a chance to win a J.P. Licks gift certificate.

We round off the week on Friday with an Interdisciplinary Symposium on Japan Disaster Response & Future Assessment featuring luminaries from across the University and keynote speaker Prof. Michael J. Sandel. A Faculty and Alumni Dinner will follow in Adams House LCR to benefit the relief effort in Japan.

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