Government led reconstruction activities in Fukushima with a specific focus on the reconstruction supporters project: Importance of human recovery

Ryo Sakurai, Wanglin Yan

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Abstract

After the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, which resulted in a triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident), the Japanese government both at local and national level has implemented reconstruction and revitalization measures. In this chapter, the author discusses the importance of human recovery after the disaster and specifically examines one project; the Reconstruction Supporters Project. This project initiated the restoration of the psychological health of communities and residents. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications established the project, and has currently arranged 452 supporters to settle in the devastated area helping local residents and to revitalize the region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTsunami and Fukushima Disaster
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Reconstruction
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages39-46
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319567426
ISBN (Print)9783319567402
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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