After a Tsunami - Tohoku, Japan

After a Tsunami - Tohoku, Japan

Originally published: July 18, 2011

As many people know, on the afternoon of March 11th, 2011,  one of the world's richest countries was ravaged by the largest earthquake in its recorded history. Minutes later, as the inhabitants of the Tohoku Region were still recovering from the shock, a tsunami - well over forty feet high - struck the coastline, demolishing everything in its path. Tsunami escape areas, supposed safe zones, were inundated. Hospitals full of the sick and schools full of children were submerged.

Finding Hope in Myanmar

Finding Hope in Myanmar

Originally Published January 5, 2014

This blog entry recounts my experiences as the producer of the 2014 ICEP music tour in 2014 with Midori Goto and her Music Sharing program.

In 2010, Myanmar’s ruling post-junta government, newly relocated to its planned-city capital in Naypyidaw, announced that it would release Daw Suu Kyi from house arrest, as part of an effort to relax its heretofore utterly hostile policies regarding democracy and economic liberalization.