Act for japan

About

2011.03.11

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Friday 11 March which measured 9.0 on the Richter scale (hereafter called “311”), Japan has continued to face a growing humanitarian challenges.Former dancer, choreographer, a talented Japanese artist Kosi HIDAMA, reacted immediately after 311 create a social network group “Act for JAPAN” on the Internet via Facebook, within ten days this attracted 344 people of mixed nationality and of various professions who live in Belgium and across Europe.As we learned the scale and level of complexity of direct and indirect damages day by day, many of the group members have come to realize that there was a need for an official structure in order to effectively and efficiently organize relief and reconstruction efforts for Japan over the long-term. With the initiative taken by Kosi a group of Japanese artists and professionals had come together to create a NPO organization, “ACT FOR JAPAN.BE” in Brussels, Belgium.

We believe, Art in any form, music to dance to painting to architecture, has a unique healing power and can act as a processing resource to help us to feel and make sense of experience. Physical loss other than lives lost can be regained, however physiological damage may linger years after the disaster if not life time. We are committed to deliver not just financial aids but to fully support emotional recovery of both direct & indirect victims of 311 disaster, and contribute to realize a new & better country of Japan.

NEWS

comming events
Natsu-matsuri

Brussels, in summer

Charity concert

Hôtel de ville, in July

Exposition

Embassy of Japan in Brussels

Meeting

in June

Gallery

Passed events
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Our History

From 6th April 2011 in Brussels, Belgium

OUR MEMBERS

Kazushi ONO
Kazushi ONO
BOARD MEMBERS
He has conducted many international orchestras and operas since he won First Prize in the 3rd Toscanini International Conductors’ Competition in 1987. He was a music director of “La Monnaie”, the National Opera of Belgium between 2002 and 2008, since the end of 2008 he became a principal conductor of “the National Opera of Lyon”. His famous direction includes the production of Salvatore Sciarrino’s chamber opera “Luci mie traditrici” at the New York Lincoln Center in July 2001.
Yuriko ONO
Yuriko ONO
BOARD MEMBERS
A journalist and columnist at Monthly News Magazine “Foresight” at Shinchosha/ Nikkei Marketing Journal (since June 2001 – Present)
Fumiyo IKEDA
Fumiyo IKEDA
BOARD MEMBERS
Dancer & Co-founder of Belgium International Dace Company ROSAS based in 1979. Graduating from Maurice Béjart School MUDRA in France, she co-founded ROSAS with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in 1983. Since its inception she has performed in all of ROSAS major productions.
Eiji Kawashima
Eiji Kawashima
Campaign Advisor
Professional Football Galkeeper. He was a core member of 2010 FIFA World Cup Japan Squad. Since July 2010 he plays in Lierse S.K. Belgium premier league football team. He publicly announced his commitment as a charity ambassador as well as campaign advisor for relief aid to victims of 311 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami in collaboration with AFJ.BE.

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