This year marks five years since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011, causing the nation’s biggest tsunami in centuries. The wave hit the northeastern Tōhoku region, destroying thousands of homes, and sparked the explosion of a nuclear power plant in coastal Fukushima. The quake is known officially as The Great East Japan Earthquake. The triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and plant explosion has become immortalised in Japan’s popular consciousness as “3.11”.

Five years on, and the effects of 3.11 continue to echo in the physical, civil and artistic landscape. Japan has changed, and is still changing. We invite you to meet the new, post-3.11 Japan.


Times & Venues

March 1 – April 15, 2016
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Selected Saturdays (March 19, April 9): 10am – 3pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays
Demonstration: March 10, 2016 Booked out—Waiting list only
6:30pm – 7:30pm (doors open 6pm) at The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Talks: March 18, April 1 & 15, 2016
6:30pm – 7:30pm (doors open 6pm) at The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Film: April 8, 2016
6:30pm start (doors open 6pm) at University of Technology, Sydney
Building 2, Lecture Theatre 3.02
Admission is free for all events.
Bookings essential for talks and film.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney is wheelchair accessible.


The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park (Access via lifts)
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008
Enquiries: / 02 8239 0055
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