Taylor Anderson was the first confirmed American casualty of the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Japan. As part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Taylor spent two and a half years teaching English to kindergarten, lower school and junior high school students in the coastal city of Ishinomaki of Miyagi Prefecture. She was last seen helping and assuring her students after the disaster.
The main purposes of the Fund are to help students, schools and families in the Ishinomaki area recover from the earthquake and tsunami as Taylor’s family expects Taylor would have wanted, and to pursue Taylor’s dream of being a bridge between the U.S. and Japan.
Ryoji Musya TAMF Auditor and Toru Takanarita TAMF Executive Director visited Mr. Atsusi Oishi, Managing Director of Aizawa Securities Co. and MR. Toshihiko Koiwai, former president of Marusan Securities Co. to hand over the appreciation letter from the Chairmen of TAMF about great contributions on the donation seminars last autumn and TAMF book "Live Your Dream". ...
The Ishinomaki Hibi Shimbun on March 25th printed the article that Ambassador and Madame Fujisaki of TAMF visited Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama of Ishinomaki, and gifted two books "Live Your Dream" written by TAMF and "The Taylor Anderson Story" by Jeanne Anderson. They met the mayor on March 8th after the presentation ceremony of Taylor Bunko to Ohara Elementary School in Ishinomaki. ...
♪ Songs of Hope Memorial Concert
~10 Years Since the Disaster Brought Us Together~
It’s been 10 years since the East Japan Disaster and so 10 years since Songs of Hope was founded. We’re holding an online concert to reflect on all of the meetings that have come out of our activities.
The concert line-up includes a new performance—this time with a string orchestra—of the chorus song “Gunjo” (Azure), first performed by the Chorus of Hope at our 5th memorial concert in 2016. We'll also present a kids' dance, a new song from Yilina, a professional singer who moved to Japan after falling in love with folk songs from the Tohoku region and now serves as a bridge between Japan and Inner Mongolia, a performance by Marié Rossano, violinist for the New York Philharmonic who has been with Songs of Hope since the inaugural concert, and more.
We’ll also show scenes of recovery from Matsushima and a message from the father of Taylor Anderson, an American teacher who lost her life in the 2011 disaster.
March 12th (Fri.) 8 pm (PST), 13th (Sat.) 1 pm (Japan)