The President and Board of Directors of the Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce, together with the Mayor and the Council of Aldermen of the City of Hasselt, cordially invite you to join us in remembrance of March 11, 2011, the day which, even after 5 years, remains in our memories as the moment the worst of Mother Nature and the best of Human Nature encountered.
Together with His Excellency Ambassador Ishii, Japanese Ambassador to Belgium, and other officials, we will honour the lives lost and hold an intimate commemoration ceremony at the Japanese Garden of Hasselt.
11:00 Ceremony of Remembrance
Speech of Mrs. Hilde Claes, Mayor of Hasselt
Speech of H.E. Mr. Masafumi Ishii, Japanese Ambassador in Belgium
Speech of Prof. Gilbert Declerck, BJA President
Bell ring followed by a moment of silence
11:20 Crystal Bell performance by Yukine - original music creation ‘Ode to water’
11:30 Official opening of the reconstruction exhibition ‘Invisible Needs of Life’
by SHSH Architecture + Scenography / Shizuka Hariu and Shin Bodgan Hagiwara
11:45 End of ceremony, followed by drinks and sushi kindly offered by the City of Hasselt,
and an opportunity to walk through the garden
or enjoy a Japanese Green Tea Experience by Azumaya