Sep 6

Nippon in New York: ‘Attack on Titan,’ Taylor Anderson Memorial, Luckyrice Fest

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. As the summer winds fade into fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day. This month’s highlights include: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. Japanese Design Today: Unique, Evolving, Borderless UL105, University Center, […]

Oct 1

Thanks to Taylor’s father Andy Anderson for sharing the below update: Toho-Towa Company, LTD  (Godzilla, etc.) is promoting Taylor’s film throughout Japan with City halls, other NPO’s, Boards of Education, JETs, etc.   JETs are good candidates to organize screenings as part of their community relations work.  Towa has posted information about this at Part of […]

Mar 9

JQ Magazine: Film Review – ‘Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story’

  By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine. Renay is a freelance writer and associate program officer at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Directed by renowned filmmaker and founder of Global Film Network Regge Life, Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story is Life’s first documentary about a loss. Best known […]

Nov 29

NHK TV feature on “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story”

NHK TV (English edition) recently aired a feature story on the premier screening of “Live Your Dream:  The Taylor Anderson Story,” a documentary produced by filmmaker Regge Life. Here’s the link to the video:

Nov 16 – Richmond, VA News, Weather, Traffic From Richmond, VA’s NBC news affiliate (click link below to see news video): Taylor Anderson documentary draws thousands to Center Stage RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Thousands of people turned out to Richmond’s Center Stage theater Friday, to see the documentary of Taylor Anderson – a young teacher from […]

Nov 7

Regge Life documentary about Taylor Anderson and Monty Dickson to premiere 11/9 in DC area

Via JETAA DC President Leigh Ann Mastrini (Hyogo-ken, 2006-08): On November 9th will be the premiere of Regge Life’s documentary film about March 11, Taylor Anderson, and Monty Dickson.  Click the link below for more information: The film is open to the community, with a suggested donation of $20 when you register. A small group […]

Jul 19

Video Footage Needed for “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story”

A request from  Regge Life who is working on a documentary about Taylor Anderson. Producer/Director Regge Life is seeking video footage taken during the earthquake and tsunami for LIVE YOUR DREAM. He prefers footage that has not been broadcast in the US or Japan and specifically taken in the cities of Ishinomaki, Matsushima, Kesenuma and […]

Jun 26

23 students from Taylor Anderson’s high school to visit Ishinomaki as part of Japanese government sponsored exchange program

Thanks to Andy Anderson for sharing the information about this exchange. Twenty-three students from Taylor Anderson’s high school, St. Catherine’s, will be visiting Japan, including Ishinomaki, as part of “The Kizuna Project.”  The Kizuna Project, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is sending around  1,000 American high school students to Japan this summer for a […]

May 13

JQ Magazine: JQ&A with Director Regge Life on ‘Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story’

  By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine. Renay is a freelance writer and associate program officer at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story is the latest work by filmmaker and Global Film Network founder Regge Life, who […]

Apr 30

Prime Minister Noda meets with Taylor Anderson’s parents

JapanToday has a “Picture of the Day” (plus explanation text) of Prime Minister Noda meeting with Jeanne and Andy Anderson, parents of Taylor Anderson.

Mar 29

Taylor Anderson honored at MLB opening day game in Tokyo

Major League Baseball honored Taylor Anderson and several other tsunami relief heroes at it’s opening day game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s held in Tokyo on March 28. Taylor’s parents, Andy and Jean, were in attendance, and Andy threw out the first pitch. Here’s a really nice article from the Major League Baseball […]

Mar 22

Via the JETAA USA website: The Anderson Family, who has done so much to further Taylor’s vision of bridging the US and Japan, participated in a memorial service at Taylor’s alma mater, Randolph Macon College. The memorial was covered by both NHK World and the local CBS news station in Virginia. Ambassador Fujisaki was also […]

Mar 12

******************* “LIVE YOUR DREAM:  The Taylor Anderson Story”is a film project by documentarian Regge Life who is currently seeking support via Kickstarter to help fund the full production of the film. ABOUT THIS PROJECT This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a […]

Feb 21

Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Lecture to be hosted by Randolph-Macon College on 3/11

Thanks to Andy Anderson for sharing the following: “Randolph-Macon College will host the Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Lecture, “Postscripts from Japan: Stories that Endure After the Earthquake and Tsunami,” on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts. This lecture will commemorate the one year anniversary of the Great […]

Dec 16

Grant made in honor of Taylor Anderson to strengthen Japan Studies at Randolph Macon College

************ R-MC RECEIVES GRANT IN HONOR OF TAYLOR ANDERSON ’08 Randolph-Macon College has received a grant from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) to strengthen Japanese Studies, a part of the college’s Asian Studies program, in memory of R-MC alumna Taylor Anderson ’08. Anderson perished during the March 2011 earthquake & tsunami that […]

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