News, stories, and insights from areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
On March 11 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Tohoku leading to an unprecedented loss of life and homes by the subsequent tsunami. Since then, the region is making progress on its recovery. The journey however, has just begun. What constitutes recovery? What actions lead to recovery? Tohoku looks ahead to its future while living in the present.
Rising Tohoku believes that reading about the recovery and thinking about it is itself a form of support. We collate information from both inside and outside the disaster-affected areas, covering various locations and themes, and provide this to the public.
People interested in contributing by translating articles from Japanese to English on a volunteer basis are encouraged to contact Rising Tohoku at email@example.com.
The Iwate Fukko Collaboration … Read more
600 social entrepreneurs in Tohoku are now on a web site – Assistance project for start-ups by the Cabinet Office.
In the last fiscal year of 201… Read more
- Reconstruction support by enterprises 4: [JTB] Revitalizing community by developing tourism contents
- Making strides toward an emergence of real social venture in Tohoku
Solving staff shortages in affected areas via private sector recruitment: a case study of Namie Town, Fukushima.
Local governments in areas aff… Read more
- A documentary film of the disaster area "Radio and Debris". Story to be seen for 20 years and more.
- Community Development in Kamaishi, Iwate: a Model Case for Outside Support (2)