Thursday 9 February 2023 Digital Event
Day of Remembrance - 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
The President 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 your thoughts and hearts in the remembrance of March 11, 2011, the day which, even after 10 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 Makita Shimokawa, Japanese Ambassador to Belgium, and other officials, we will honour the lives lost and hold an intimate commemoration at the Japanese Garden of Hasselt.
We hope you will join us in your thoughts and hearts that day.
In accordance with the governmental anti-covid rules restricting gatherings, members are kindly requested not to physically participate in the commemoration.
|Speech of Mr. Rik Dehollogne, Alderman of Hasselt|
|Speech of H.E. Mr. Makita Shimokawa, Japanese Ambassador in Belgium|
|Speech of Prof. Gilbert Declerck, BJA President|
|14:46||Bell ring followed by a moment of silence|
|Planting and watering of the Pinetree, the symbol of Resilience|
|14:55||The commemoration adjourns|