After 3.11

The 5th anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami occurred today 11th March and The Japan Foundation, Sydney is presenting an event program to explore how Japan has changed since the disaster.

The After 3.11 program looks at how Japan has changed since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on 11th March 2011. The resulting tsunami hit the northeastern Tōhoku region, destroying thousands of homes, and sparked the explosion of a nuclear power plant in coastal Fukushima. The triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and plant explosion has become immortalised in Japan’s popular consciousness as “3.11”.

Five years on, the After 3.11 exhibition, talks and film demonstration looks at how Japan has changed in the physical, civil and artistic world.

After 3.11: Have you met the new Japan?


March 1 – April 15: Icons of Time by Tomohiro Muda

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Selected Saturdays (March 19, April 9): 10am – 3pm
Closed Sundays & public holidays
Admission is free.



March 18: After Landscapes: Designing in Uncertainty – Marieluise Jonas (RMIT University)

April 1: The New Wave of Activist Culture in Post-3.11 Japan – Akihiro Ogawa (Melbourne University)

April 15: 3.11 in Literature and Film – Tamaki Tokita (University of Sydney)

6:30pm – 7:30pm (doors open 6pm) @ The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

Admission is free. RSVP essential (via website).

Free CHOYA tastings available at venue.


Tell The Prime Minister Screening


The 2015 film Tell The Prime Minister is a documentary about growing anti-nuclear activism in Japan following the triple disaster of March 11, 2011 (known in Japan as “3.11”). The screening will be held on April 8, 6:30pm at UTS and features a Q&A with director Eiji Oguma, who is also a Professor of Policy Management at Keio University, Japan.

6:30pm (doors open 6pm) @ University of Technology Sydney (Bldg 2, Lecture theatre 3.02)

Admission is free. RSVP essential (

For more information please see Japan Foundation, Sydney After 3.11 hub.