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Tohoku:Financial Reports and Status Report March 2011 – January 2016


From March 2011 until January 2016, PWJ’s Tohoku relief and recovery program has received donations from more than 10,000 individuals, corporations as well as various grants from all over the world. Only a few days after the earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, PWJ began the distribution of emergency relief items at evacuation centers in [...]

Tohoku:Voices from Minamisanriku


It has been five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster struck northern Japan, PWJ interviewed people from Minamisanriku where PWJ is supporting the work of local NGO called Viva! Minamisanriku and its activities for the elderly. The land preparation continues in Minamisanriku building a new town, not restoring the old “Tsunami swallowed me [...]

Tohoku: Halley Valley – a place for seniors gather and old neighbors reunite


Tsunami Torn Community Close community torn apart by temporary housing The reconstruction of tsunami affected areas in northeastern Japan has been moving along, yet slowly.  In Minamisanriku, Miyagi, some families have started to move out of temporary housing and into new houses, but still about 70 per cent of people are living in temporary housing.  Most of [...]

The Great East Japan Earthquake: Project for reviving local community in Minamisanriku – Voices of residents


Four years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered a lot of damage, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is supporting the revival of local community. “Hare Valley”, a community care center for the elderly and other residents to connect socially, is expected to be completed [...]

The Great East Japan Earthquake: Community restoration has only just begun in Tohoku


On March 11, 2015, it has been four years since the Great East Japan Earthquake left nearly 20,000 dead or missing and destroyed or partially destroyed nearly 300,000 homes. Large-scale construction such as banking and raising the ground is underway in the affected areas, construction of disaster public housings and new residential sites at higher [...]