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Oct 13 Event: Relief Activities Report and Launch of the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training Programme

October 5, 2011

Peace Boat will be holding a special event on October 13, reporting and looking back on the activities in the 200 days since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and announcing the launch of the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training Programme. This programme will train people in disaster relief skills to ensure that the effects of future disasters can be mitigated. Please join us to learn about our work, our future goals, and to connect with other Peace Boat supporters.

Bookings for this event are now full, however it will be broadcast live on the internet (English interpretation not available) here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peaceboat-live

On the day, many items from Ishinomaki including the “cans of hope” and tshirts, books and so on will be available for purchase, and a photographic exhibition of activities in Ishinomaki will be held.
The venue will likely be crowded immediately prior to opening, so we recommend arriving early and visiting this corner before the event begins.


3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief Report
Announcement of Ishinomaki Volunteer Training Project

** Bookings for this event are now full. Thank you for your understanding.

Date: October 13 (Thu)
Time: 18:30-20:30 (Door opens at 18:00)
Place: JICA Global Plaza 3F Lecture Hall
Address: 4-2-24 Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo (1 min walk from Exit 1, Hiroo station)
Capacity: 500 people
Participation fee: Free
Language: Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation into English


PART I: Recent activity report and documentary screening

Guests from Ishinomaki:

  • Ito Shuki (Director, Ishinomaki Disaster Recovery Assistance Council)
  • Matsumura Gota (Executive member, Ishinomaki 2.0)

Volunteer representatives:

  • Erica Angyal (Official nutritionist to Miss Universe Japan)
  • Mima Hiroko  (2008 Miss Universe Japan, Model)
  • Fukushima Katsushige (Comedian)

Premiere documentary screening:
Documentary / 27 minutes / Director: Yamakawa Takuya
September 2011 / Created by Funnypro in cooperation with Church World Service


Panel Discussion:  “Real relief can only be provided by other human beings”

  • Kamata Minoru (Honorary Director, Suwa Central Hospital / Author)
  • Yamamoto Takashi (President, Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center)

Guest Talk “Learning from the disaster experience, Mitigating the damage from future disasters”

  • Sarajean Rossitto (Adviser, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund, Give2 Asia)
  • Kayama Rika (Psychiatrist)
  • Kim Kyungmook (Associate Professor, Chukyo University)
  • Amamiya Karin (Author)

Announcement of the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training Programme


A reunion for former volunteers in Ishinomaki will also be held following the event. Please contact us for more details.
We look forward to seeing you there!

(Information about this event in Japanese is available here).