About Consortium for Japan Relief


Soon after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, many concerned Columbia University students and faculty members gathered together and formed Consortium for Japan Relief (CJR), a united coalition led by Dr. Shunichi Homma, Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jeanette Takamura, Dean of the Columbia University School of Social Work, and Paul Anderer, professor at Columbia University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, along with alumni and student coordinators, Daiyu Suzuki, Kirsten Homma, Kenneth Nakazawa, Nathanael Andreini, Alisa Prager, Hana Ito, Sayaka Tsuno, Alexis Liu, May Uchida, Yasutaka Saeki, Maka Akannajin, Fred Tsutagawa, Yumiko Murai and Hiroshi Hasegawa. Other faculty core members include Professors Hugh Patrick, Gerry Curtis, Paul Anderer, Dr. Kato and Dr. Robert Yanagisawa. Also many thanks to all of the new members for their recent help and contributions.

CJR’s Mission is Tri-Fold:
– To raise social awareness regarding the various issues that have emerged from 3.11;
– To generate evidence-based information and guidance about the Japan disaster and its aftermath and about comparable natural disasters; and
– To encourage continuing assistance to the affected regions as appropriate and in collaboration and coordination with other organizations

CJR Organizational Structure (for 2013-2014)
President: Kirsten Homma
Vice President: Kenneth Nakazawa
Secretary/Treasurer: Sayaka Tsuno, Millie Nishikawa
Core Members: Billy Anderson, Nanna Homma, Hana Ito, Mariko Kanai, Andras Molnar, Yumiko Murai, Alisa Prager, Jake Price, Yuhei Suzuki, Fred Tsutagawa
Webmaster: Kenneth Nakazawa
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shunichi Homma

[Past Events] [Meeting Summaries] [Photos/Videos]
[March 9th, 2014 Symposium]

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us at nyjapan311@gmail.com

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