Meeting with the Governor of Fukushima

October 18, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
Washington, DC



On October 18, USJC Executive Vice President & COO Suzanne Basalla met with the Governor of Fukushima, the Honorable Masao Uchibori, to discuss the TOMODACHI Initiative’s support to young people in the prefecture since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Governor Uchibori expressed deep appreciation to TOMODACHI and its many corporate supporters and implementing partners for the numerous exchanges and leadership programs that have provided encouragement, opportunity and confidence to the young people of Fukushima, restoring their sense of pride in their hometown. They discussed areas of focus for future programs to further support Fukushima’s long-term recovery, and reiterated their shared commitment to continue investing in the next generation of leaders from Fukushima.