Archive for March 2012

One-Year Anniversary of March 11 Tragedies

March 9, 2012 – 

On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0  magnitude earthquake and tsunami.  The months after these disasters brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan quickly began recovery efforts.

The one-year anniversary of March 11, 2011 is a time for reflection and contemplation.  We mourn those who were lost and reflect upon what has been learned from the tragedy. 

On a positive note, the disasters highlighted the good relations at all levels between the peoples of the United States and Japan.  JUSFC will continue to support people and partnerships through its grant-making activities to sustain a strong U.S.-Japan relationship.

JUSFC To Support Overtures Music Series as Part of Cherry Blossom Festival

March 6, 2012 – 

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is pleased to support the S&R Foundation’s Overtures Artist Concert Series at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Centennial Celebration April 4 through April 12.  Overtures, is a unique series that features seven award-winning, world-class performing artists, who will perform original pieces that will showcase each artist’s perspective of the Centennial – be it springtime, friendship, love of country- through their instrument and music.  For more information, please go to