Tohoku Tomo 東北友 Documentary Premiere


Save the date for the exclusive premiere of Tohoku Tomo 東北友 ! Three JETAAs -Wesley Julian, Daniel Martin, and Elizabeth Gordon- have been working hard to complete this project and are looking forward to sharing it.

Tohoku Tomo poster

In March 2013, Wesley Julian launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to create Tohoku Tomo – a  documentary film telling the story of true friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery by the international community following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Julian and a small team traveled across the United States and Japan to interview individuals who have made and continue to make a difference in Tohoku.

Countless people dropped what they were doing and dedicated themselves to Japan’s recovery. Many of them even took it upon themselves to establish non-profit organizations aimed at connecting with and rebuilding Tohoku and its communities. At the core of all these organizations are individuals—people connected and committed to the Tohoku region. These founders and volunteers are true friends of Tohoku. They are, in Japanese, Tohoku Tomo. For more information, visit

Ticket price is free but space is limited. RSVP is required prior to the event.



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