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.  CULCON will continue to promote public/private partnerships that will sustain our strong relationship.