Japanese American Lives: Stories from Tohuku

About This Episode

Capturing stories of survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in the northeast region of Japan known as Tohoku. Using only first person accounts, survivors reflect on stoicism, perseverance and acceptance of their life-changing situation in ways that are marked contrasts to a more Western approach to life. Stories from Tohoku offers insight into the recovery and rebuilding of communities, not just physically, but spiritually as well and shows that times of despair can also offer opportunities for Americans of Japanese descent who were able to re-connect with the home of their ancestors.

Japanese American Lives is a limited series that showcases the richness of the Japanese American experience.