April 11, 2013
PBV's Takashi Yamamoto attended the GNDR (Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction) conference organised by the United Nations in the Hague, Netherlands on March 20th and 21st.
January 28, 2013
Peace Boat participants raised funds to support those affected by the November 2012 earthquake which hit Guatemala.
December 12, 2012
Peace Boat is active in post Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, reciprocating the support extended to Japan from US citizens following the March 11 disaster.
November 12, 2012
Peace Boat has dispatched staff members to support the ongoing relief efforts in New York following Hurricane Sandy, together with messages of solidarity from Ishinomaki.
November 6, 2012
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre Programme Officer participated in the Training of Trainers the “Sphere Project” in October in Seoul.
October 22, 2012
Peace Boat is proud to announce the launch in September 2012 of the Disaster Volunteer Training programme, designed to help prepare for future disasters.
August 10, 2012
“Ocha-kko (tea parties)” which Peace Boat has been organizing as a space for communication in temporary housing throughout Ishinomaki.
August 9, 2012
Efforts to support the fishing community reviving their sea squirt farming.
August 1, 2012
Report on Peace Boat's disaster relief activities after flooding in Takeda City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu.
July 23, 2012
A new voluntary project was launched in May in the Oshika Peninsula to paint fishing good luck symbols on storage containers.
June 15, 2012
Interview with a participant in the experience and exchange programme launched in 2012 for interaction between volunteers and local fisherfolk.
June 11, 2012
The 'Funakoshi Ladies' famously make and sell necklaces and cellphone straps made from the local specialty, Ogatsu Stone.
April 23, 2012
Volunteers creating maps of the local area, bus schedules and information about services residents in temporary housing facilities.
April 9, 2012
A volunteer's experience during the first fishing experience programme held in Sudachi/Fukiura, Ojika Peninsula.
Video report of the Disaster Relief Volunteer Training taking place onboard Peace Boat's Global Voyage.
March 9, 2012
Upon request from the school, Peace Boat has cooperated to provide Minato Daini Junior School with 13 computers on March 1.
March 7, 2012
The achievements of 150 volunteers to shovel snow in 30 locations throughout Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture.
March 4, 2012
Interview with Peace Boat staff member Takeda Nobuhiro - member of the advance team to Ishinomaki and coordinating support for his home town Fukushima.
February 24, 2012
Peace Boat news from Ishinomaki, more information about volunteer work and plans for the 1 year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
February 12, 2012
February 5, 2012
Volunteers are active helping to collect scallop shells to use for the cultivation of oysters to help the local fishing industry recover.
December 29, 2011
Located in the Pacific Ocean, the entire island of Kinkasan is considered to be sacred areas of Koganeyama Shrine. To once again enable people to visit the island comfortably, organizations belonging to the Ishinomaki Disaster Recovery Assistance Council gathered to implement the “Kinkasan Support Project” between December 19 and 23.
December 27, 2011
Peace Boat activities to support the local fishing industry in the Ishinomaki area were carried out in 16 coastal locations in Ogatsu and the Oshika Peninsula, on 160 days in 2011.
December 26, 2011
The 24 minute documentary, "One Step Towards Recovery - Ties Between Survivors and Volunteers" is now available on line!
December 24, 2011
Photographs of scenery in and around Ishinomaki, by Nakamura Mitsutoshi.
December 18, 2011
Since the Kizuna Newspaper was launched in October, it has received many compliments and thanks from residents, a result of all the efforts made by Peace Boat volunteers in Ishinomaki.
December 15, 2011
Interviews with participants in the first term of the “Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training,” November 5-11, 2011.
December 8, 2011
Pal System Consumers Cooperative Union has been carrying out relief activities since soon after the disaster.
November 28, 2011
Peace Boat has just finished two months of emergency relief work in Wakayama Prefecture.
November 24, 2011
Many factories and industries affiliated with fisheries suffered serious damage in the tsunami, and relief to support the recovery of the fishing industry is now going on.
On December 1, events will be held at Chukyo University in Aichi prefecture to report on the volunteer activities in Ishinomaki.
November 18, 2011
The first term of the Disaster Volunteer Leader training took place in Ishinomaki from November 5-11, 2011.
The Ganbatte365 project has continued to produce videos showing disaster relief efforts such as the two videos shown on this page.
November 17, 2011
The fishing industry assistance volunteers are now also helping to build vegetable plots on land.
November 15, 2011
This newspaper has been handed since October 2 by hand to 4000 households at over 80 temporary housing areas in the area.
November 14, 2011
Matsumura Junichi has been working long term as a volunteer in charge of one of the volunteer accommodation facilities - a vital aspect of Peace Boat's volunteer programme.
November 13, 2011
Peace Boat is now wrapping up its volunteer activities following the typhoon in Wakayama. Thank you to all supporters and volunteers.
November 8, 2011
Peace Boat has started collecting donations for the purpose of providing emergency relief to people suffering in earthquake affected areas of Turkey.
October 28, 2011
A volunteer team from the Malaysian Association of Youth Club (MAYC) spent five days in Ishinomaki between 18-22 October.
October 26, 2011
Peace Boat is now creating a weekly newspaper to be delivered to temporary housing throughout Ishinomaki as part of its relief activities.
As of October 11, all evacuation centres of Ishinomaki have been closed. Peace Boat plans to continue supporting the local community such as through provision of newspapers to temporary housing.
October 18, 2011
On October 13 the “Report on emergency relief efforts 7 months on from March 11 - 'Creating a system to utilize volunteers'” report session was held at the JICA Global Plaza in Hiroo, Tokyo.
October 14, 2011
October 10, 2011
On October 1, the Takahashi Tokuji Store, established in 1905, recommenced business operations. This report is about the “fire-lighting ceremony” which was held to celebrate this occasion.
October 8, 2011
Report following the activities of Cleaning Assistant Director Ichijo Kenji (Part 2).
October 6, 2011
This report follows Cleaning Team Assistant Director Ichijo Kenji, who has been in Ishinomaki since March 21 and is responsible for debris clearance and home cleaning activities.
October 5, 2011
Since Peace Boat launched its relief activities in Ishinomaki, the food provision team has prepared a total of more than 100,000 meals. This report follows the team's Assistant Directors Morinaga Yoko and Kitamura Kazumi.