Mitsubishi Corporation


February 18, 2014

MC to hold “The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition”

Revisiting the Reconstruction
Mitsubishi Corporation once again teams up with The Asahi Shimbun to host the “The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition”, this time in Kaohsiung and Taipei, Taiwan and in New York, USA.
Three years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and steady progress is being made towards reconstruction in the areas most affected, including the restoration of infrastructure such as roads and bridges, and the resumption of the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. Despite this progress, however, many people still live in temporary housing, and much work remains to be done towards achieving full recovery. The question most often raised, then, is what precisely the status of reconstruction and recovery in the affected areas is at present. The purpose of holding another press photo exhibition, therefore, is to present a pictorial overview of the realities surrounding the disaster and provide an insight into reconstruction efforts to date.
Press photos showing the reality of the disaster
The photo exhibition shows photographs taken by Asahi Shimbun photojournalists in the affected areas around Tohoku. Presented in chronological order, the photographs vividly depict the circumstances faced at the time of the disaster, including facial expressions captured from various angles, and powerful images of people as they work towards reconstruction.
Outline of Exhibitions
◇ Taipei
Dates: Tuesday, February 18 to Sunday, February 23, 2014
Times: Tuesday, February 18: 12:00 to 18:00
             Wednesday, February 19 to Sunday, February 23: 10:00 to 18:00
Venue: North Tobacco Factory, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
◇ Kaohsiung
Dates: Friday, February 28 to Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Times: Friday, February 28: 12:00 to 22:30
             Saturday, March 1 to Sunday, March 2: 10:30 to 22:30
             Monday, March 3 to Tuesday, March 4: 11:00 to 22:00
Venue: Time Hall, 8th floor, Dream Mall
◇ The Exhibition in New York
Dates: Thursday, February 27 to Monday, March 3, 2014
Times: 10:00 to 19:00 (first day only from 13:00)
Venue: Vanderbilt Hall West, Grand Central Terminal
Sample of exhibition photos
* Photos provided by The Asahi Shimbun
“Itawaru (Taking Care)”: taken September 12, 2011, Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture
“Itawaru (Taking Care)”: taken September 12, 2011, Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture
“Yasuraka ni (Peacefully)”: taken December 5, 2013, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture
“Yasuraka ni (Peacefully)”: taken December 5, 2013, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture