JAPAN

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Following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan, a small boat belonging to Takata High School in Rikuzentakata was swept out to sea. It reached the shores of Crescent City two years later. Del Norte High School students cleaned the boat and returned it to Takata High School. That was the start of a relationship between the two schools - and ultimately the two cities. Crescent City and Rikuzentakata have now formally established a sister city relationship. 


Kuniko Yamamoto

"Japanese stories and Japanese tales are very simple. To make it entertaining we have to have stunts and puppets and costumes," explains Japanese storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto  during her interview about her performance on the KHSU Magazine. Yamamoto's performance, Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan is the first in the 2018 Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series which begins on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.


Katada Lab

Kamaishi junior high students saved themselves and many others during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Geologist Lori Dengler highlights the students and preparedness drills that saved many lives.