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.
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- Social Sciences(all)
- Environmental Science(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)