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Date : March 7, 2012

Notice (Press Briefing): Looking back on Red Cross Activities after 3.11 (March 7, 2012)

post date : 2013.08.20

img4f44b28017457Press Briefing: "Looking back on Red Cross Activities after 3.11"


Mr. Tadateru Konoe, President of Japanese Red Cross Society


One year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which left more than 19 thousand people dead or missing. During the past 12 months, both Japanese and overseas people have paid a lot of attention to the JRCS, which is playing a major role in many fields such as the dispatch of medical teams to the affected areas, the distribution of relief supplies, and volunteer activities. The donations to the JRCS have exceeded 300 billion yen, while the “foreign donations,” given through overseas Red Cross and Red Crescent societies have reached more than 47 billion yen, as of the end of 2011.


FPCJ has invited Mr. Tadateru Konoe, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and of JRCS, to look back on the Japanese and overseas Red Cross responses to the disaster over the past year and outline the lessons he thinks we need to learn from the Fukushima nuclear accident and how Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies can contribute to greater preparedness.



Time & Date: 14:30-15:30, Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg.)


Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)



Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.



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