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01-s [Disaster Risk Reduction] Q&A Manual – Assistance for Foreigners at Times of Disaster

April 1, 2013

Peace Boat supported the Spanish translation of Tokyo's Assistance Manual for Foreigners in Times of Disaster.

01-s Peace Boat volunteers continue to support recovery from Hurricane Sandy

February 9, 2013

Peace Boat continues its support for populations affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey through the dispatch of two volunteers in 2013.

18-s 【Shinjuku】 Multicultural and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk (Part 2)

February 3, 2013

【Shinjuku】 Multicultural and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk (Part 2)

01-s Shinjuku Multicultural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk (Part 1)

Peace Boat jointly implemented the Multicultural and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.

14-s1 Hurricane Sandy Relief Volunteer Project: Japanese Volunteers Supporting Disaster Victims in New York

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.

07-s1 International Standards for Humanitarian Aid: HAP and Sphere

November 6, 2012

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre Programme Officer participated in the Training of Trainers the “Sphere Project” in October in Seoul.

01-s1 Australian volunteer Paul Bilney – in Ishinomaki four times

September 19, 2012

Mr Paul Bilney first came to Ishinomaki all the way from Australia in April last year soon after the disaster struck, and is a veteran international volunteer.

01-s1 A day at the Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki

July 30, 2012

The Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki opened on June 2, and has welcomed over 1,000 people in the six weeks since.

04-s1 International elementary school students lend their support

June 12, 2012

Sixth graders from an international school in Tokyo learning about Peace Boat's disaster relief activities.

11-s1 Making Accesories with Ogatsu Stone is “something to live for” – Funakoshi Ladies, Ogatsu

June 11, 2012

The 'Funakoshi Ladies' famously make and sell necklaces and cellphone straps made from the local specialty, Ogatsu Stone.

01-s1-s1 Reports from Barcelona, Spain

April 9, 2012

Disaster relief related activities carried out together with partners in ports around the world during Peace Boat's global voyages.

Messages from around the world for the Ishinomaki Technical High School Baseball Team

April 6, 2012

Messages of support for the Ishinomaki Technical High School baseball team from the Ambassadors of Panama and Cuba to Japan, as well as former MLB player Bobby Valentine.

IshinomakiNumbers-Jan-2012-s1 News Updates

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.

03-s1 Announcing A New Project! “Experiencing Fishing in Ishinomaki -Harvesting Wakame Seaweed-”

February 7, 2012

The new project, “Volunteer Experience Fishing in Ishinomaki” mainly focuses on “exchange and experience,” rather than the provision of labour for the harvest.

09-s1 Volunteer Carpenters at the Onagawa Container Village Shopping Centre

February 4, 2012

Volunteer carpenters work to build a wooden deck for the "Onagawa Container Village Shopping Centre.”

05-s1 2011 Fishing Support Report

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.

recovery-s1 One Step Towards Recovery – Ties Between Survivors and Volunteers

December 26, 2011

The 24 minute documentary, "One Step Towards Recovery - Ties Between Survivors and Volunteers" is now available on line!

AD part 1-2-s-s Volunteer accommodation facility Assistant Director (AD)

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.

Volunteer magazine “Ishinomaki Tsuushin”

October 28, 2011

The Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre has started a monthly magazine of information from Ishinomaki, to share with people who have joined volunteer activities in Ishinomaki to date.

01-s Team from Malaysia hard at work!

A volunteer team from the Malaysian Association of Youth Club (MAYC) spent five days in Ishinomaki between 18-22 October.

09-s Cleaning Assistant Director (AD) (Part 1)

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.

volunteer1 Tricolore Music Festival

October 1, 2011

On September 25, the 8th Tricolore Music Festival was held in Ishinomaki, thanks to the local residents' passion for music and strong desire to work towards recovery and revitalize the local community.

026-s Safety measures for volunteers (Part 2)

September 30, 2011

Orientations, training and safety measures for volunteers have been developed greatly as the activities have proceeded over the past six months. Read here for further information about such issues.

anderson3-s Beyond the sadness – Taylor Anderson’s family visits Ishinomaki

September 17, 2011

Taylor Anderson was an assistant English teacher from the US who lost her life in the tsunami. 4 members of her family volunteered with Peace Boat in her beloved Ishinomaki on September 8.

DSC04282-s Hayamahime Temple Festival, Oginohama

September 16, 2011

On September 9 approximately 30 volunteers participated in the Festival at Hayamahime Temple Festival Temple, which is located in the Oginohama area of the Oshika Peninsula.

20110830 Ogatsu (14)-s Gathering Ogatsu Stones

September 12, 2011

Slate stones are a traditional industry of Ogatsu town, near Ishinomaki. Volunteers have been working to collect them to be reused for things such as roof tiles, accessories and ink stones.

beforeafter-s Ishinomaki Before and After (April 10 – August 30)

September 11, 2011

Peace Boat has completed cleaning of over 1,200 locations in Ishinomaki, including homes, shops, schools, drains and cemeteries. These photos show scenes before and after volunteer efforts.

20110828 saikouji (14)-s Volunteers cleaning graves in preparation for the equinox

September 7, 2011

Recently volunteers have become busy with cleaning graves and the surrounding areas, as local residents have requested help to have the graves cleaned by the time of the coming equinox.

20110829 Hirobuchi (10)-s Meal preparation

September 6, 2011

A new style of meal preparation– BBQs, where ingredients and equipment (rather than ready-made meals) are brought and volunteers and residents cook together in an environment of regained independence.

IMG_3785-s Support from Paraguay in South America!! Charity sports event for Ishinomaki

August 26, 2011

On July 26, “Corrida por Japon” or “Let's run for Japan” was held by the Japan Chamber of Commerce in Paraguay. Funds collected by the 1000 participants were donated to Peace Boat for disaster relief.

DPP_0015-s A good night’s sleep for the evacuation center residents – installation of fly screens

August 25, 2011

Flies and mosquitoes are increasing in the disaster affected areas, and Peace Boat is now working to install fly screens in evacuation centres throughout the Ishinomaki region.

08 Ishinomaki Photo Exhibition Travels the World

An exhibition of photographs from areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami was conducted in 19 ports around the world during Peace Boat’s 73rd Global Peace Voyage.

_DSC7811-s Finished collecting 800,000 Kinoya store “Cans of Hope”!

August 17, 2011

The collection of the Kinoya store “Cans of Hope” has been completed! Peace Boat volunteers worked with factory employees to collect and sort the 80,000 cans of local seafood since June 28, 2011.

nigeria07 Nigerians in Japan support survivors in Onagawa

August 10, 2011

The Nigerian community in Japan have been actively involved in relief efforts, supporting Peace Boat's project for people moving into temporary housing in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture.

01 Tsunamika – a gift from South India

August 9, 2011

Survivors of the 2004 Sumatra tsunami gave many tsunamika dolls to survivors of the tsunami which hit Japan this year, as a gift of support and a living symbol of overcoming such difficulty.

61-s Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival Report Vol. 3

August 5, 2011

On the 2nd day of the Kawabiraki Festival, many high-spirited voices flew about the Ishinomaki shopping arcade, an area previously full of rubble now significantly recovered.

38-s Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival Report Vol. 2

August 4, 2011

Local and traditional products of stores that had re-opened since the disaster were sold at the “Ishinomaki Recovery Market,” with proceeds of sales further contributing to recovery efforts.

25-s Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival Report Vol. 1

The Ishinomaki Kawabiraki (“River Opening”) Festival was held in Ishinomaki on July 31 - August 1, with volunteers working with the local community to create an event of memorial and fun.

06 UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne visits Ishinomaki

July 27, 2011

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister of State Jeremy Browne and British Ambassador David Warren visited Peace Boat's Central Kitchen.

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