Hillsboro Picnic～ 1 Year to Go! Tokyo 2020～
On Sunday, September 15, the Consular Office of Japan hosted the Hillsboro Picnic to commemorate the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 in the Northeastern region of Japan and celebrate the recovery symbolized by Tokyo’s hosting of the 2020 Summer Olympics. The weather was not cooperating but the event was attended by nearly 100 people including the mayor of Hillsboro, City officials, Shokookai, the Japanese Business Association of Portland and members of SOLVE. Shokookai partnered with SOLVE to expand the Oregon Beach Clean-up during the years when a large amount of debris from the tsunami in Japan was arriving on Oregon beaches.