[GSICS] International Studies Program, Transnational Relations Seminar, Special Seminar ‘Being Safe/Feeling Safe – Photographs of Otsuchi-cho, Iwate Prefecture’

  • June 8, 2015
  • Event


Guest speaker, Yoko Itoh lost her home and workplace in the 11 March 2011 tsunami, but using a camera that was in her car and her mobile phone, she has been photographing Otsuchi-cho since the day after the disaster occurred. Ms. Itoh and Professor Alexander first met in the autumn of 2011 when Alexander, head of the Popoki Peace Project, was doing some Popoki Friendship Story Project activities in Otsuchi-cho. Since that time, Ms. Itoh has cooperated and worked together with the Popoki Friendship Story Project.

Many of the students in Alexander zemi participate in Popoki’s Friendship Story activities and have met Ms. Itoh in Otsuchi-cho. This time, we have asked her to come to Kobe to share her photos and experiences of the disaster and to discuss a topic of interest to our zemi, ‘being and feeling safe.’ We hope you will join us. . Everyone is welcome to participate. No registration is required.

8th June (Monday), 2015, 10:40~12:10

Room.202, 2nd floor, GSICS , Kobe University

Yoko ITOH (Photographer, resident of Otsuchi-cho)

Open campus participants, GSICS students, faculty, staff, others


We are planning lunch with Ms. Itoh after the seminar. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Alexander (alexroni(at) by 4 June.

(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)