November 21, 2012
Peace Boat has participated in overnight emergency drills held at high schools throughout Tokyo.
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 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 5, 2012
As part of a recreation project for children in Fukushima, Peace Boat planned a mountain climbing trip to Mt Fuji from July 21-23, 2012.
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 22, 2012
A group of young Peace Boat participants intiated a project to collect messages from around the world for Tohoku, which has just been published in a book called "Hope for Japan 2011."
June 21, 2012
Delegates from the Fukushima Television Junior Orchestra will join Peace Boat's together with the world renowned “El Sistema” from Venezuela for music and cultural exchange.
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 11, 2012
The 'Funakoshi Ladies' famously make and sell necklaces and cellphone straps made from the local specialty, Ogatsu Stone.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 23, 2011
On Sunday October 16, the "Orahono Recovery Festival - Ishinomaki, Onagawa, Higashi Matsushima" was held at the Ishinomaki City General Sports Park.
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 15, 2011
On October 7, famous Japanese guitarist Oshio Kotaro performed a concert for local evacuation center residents at Hebita Junior High School in Ishinomaki.
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.
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.
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.
September 20, 2011
On September 11, 6 months after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 10 high school students from Tochigi Prefecture came to help with Peace Boat's debris removing volunteer activities.
Second in a series of photographs of scenery in Ishinomaki, this time by photographer Kataoka Kazushi.
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.