March 9, 2013
Two years have passed since March 11, 2013. The city of Ishinomaki began a campaign to commemorate March 9 as a day of gratitude.
February 11, 2013
Peace Boat's Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre's ongoing projects in 2013.
January 5, 2013
Report detailing events and activities held during the first six months of the Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki.
November 16, 2012
On October 17, with the cooperation of NGO/NPOs and corporate partners, Peace Boat hosted an event focused on creating a network to quickly and efficiently provide support after disasters in Japan.
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 12, 2012
At the Peace Boat Centre Ishinomaki, people are now talking about rehearsals for a musical which is going to be performed in Miyagi in January 2013.
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.
August 31, 2012
The biggest local festival, the "89th Ishinomaki Kawabiraki ("River Opening") Festival," was held in Ishinomaki on July 31 and August 1, 2012.
August 9, 2012
Efforts to support the fishing community reviving their sea squirt farming.
July 30, 2012
The Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki opened on June 2, and has welcomed over 1,000 people in the six weeks since.
July 21, 2012
The ”Oraho's Machizukuri Oen” programme held as part of the Ishinomaki volunteering experience offers a rich and intense 2 day program to see sides of Ishinomaki which cannot be experienced in other ways.
July 11, 2012
The community space "Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki" was officially opened on June 2.
June 19, 2012
Peace Boat was honoured to receive thanks from the Koshien Committee of the Ishinomaki Technical High School, whose baseball team made their first entry into Koshien.
June 15, 2012
Interview with a participant in the experience and exchange programme launched in 2012 for interaction between volunteers and local fisherfolk.
June 12, 2012
Sixth graders from an international school in Tokyo learning about Peace Boat's disaster relief activities.
June 11, 2012
The 'Funakoshi Ladies' famously make and sell necklaces and cellphone straps made from the local specialty, Ogatsu Stone.
May 16, 2012
40 local primary school children joined a cycling school held by Peace Boat and the 'Chainring Project for Kids' on April 30.
May 11, 2012
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.
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.
March 30, 2012
Public viewing of the Ishinomaki team's participation in the national high school baseball tournament.
March 27, 2012
Ishinomaki Technical Highschool (Ishiko) appeared in "the 84th National High School Baseball Championship", a spring championship at Koshien.
March 16, 2012
After almost a year the GRULAC Ambassadors visited Ishinomaki and Onagawa once again.
March 12, 2012
Photographs from Ishinomaki on the first anniversary of March 11, 2012.
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 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 15, 2012
A live performance was held by renowned singer Kato Tokiko in Ishinomaki.
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.
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.
February 4, 2012
Volunteer carpenters work to build a wooden deck for the "Onagawa Container Village Shopping Centre.”
December 29, 2011
On December 23, a special Christmas event was held at Hashiura Elementary School in Ishinomaki including a special class by author Ototake Hirotada and concert by FUNKIST.
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 19, 2011
Blog photographer shares a personal episode meeting an elderly couple while distributing the Kizuna newspaper in Ishinomaki's temporary housing.
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.
December 2, 2011
From November 23 to 27, “Tomoni-Mae-e-Ganbaru Shotengai Matsuri" (Let's Work Together Together to Move Forward Shopping Street Festival) was held in the center of Ishinomaki, where the local community together made a 100m Norimaki (sushi roll).
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
Third in a series of photographs of scenery in Ishinomaki, this time by photographer Nakamura Mitsutoshi.