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01-s The Fukushima Youth Ambassadors have safely returned!

April 10, 2013

The 12 Fukushima Youth Ambassadors arrived back to Japan on April 1 after learning about language, nature, sustainability and energy in Australia.

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 Fukushima Youth Ambassadors depart for Australia!

March 23, 2013

The Fukushima Youth Ambassadors, 12 junior high school students (ages 13-14) from Minamisoma City, are departing for Australia today!

Peace Boat and the Post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action

March 19, 2013

Peace Boat participation in the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action process.

01-s Current Activities – 2013

February 11, 2013

Peace Boat's Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre's ongoing projects in 2013.

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.

guate02-s Relief donations sent to Guatemala in response to the November 2012 earthquake

January 28, 2013

Peace Boat participants raised funds to support those affected by the November 2012 earthquake which hit Guatemala.

01-s The first six months – Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki

January 5, 2013

Report detailing events and activities held during the first six months of the Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki.

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.

01-s1 Overnight disaster drills at schools

November 21, 2012

Peace Boat has participated in overnight emergency drills held at high schools throughout Tokyo.

01-s1 Event Report: Forum on creating a long-term support and recovery network for the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster areas

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.

sandyfund-s1 Peace Boat begins disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy

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.

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 Volunteer Interview – Anbai Yuhiro

October 31, 2012

Originally from Iwate Prefecture, Anbai Yuhiro currently volunteers in the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre office in Tokyo.

04-s1 “Intro to Disaster Volunteering” Begins!

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.

07-s1 Ishinomaki Musical “A COMMON BEAT”

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.

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.

04-s1 Northern Kyushu Flooding Relief Activity – Interview Report

September 1, 2012

Interview with Mizuno Masaya, head of the local Social Welfare Council, regarding cooperation with Peace Boat in relief activity for the flooding in northern Kyushu in July-Aug 2012.

19-s1 Ishinomaki Scenery Vol. 6 – Kawabiraki Festival

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.

33-s1 Fukushima & Venezuela Music Youth Ambassadors – Final Performance

August 30, 2012

The final performance of Fukushima & Venezuela Music Youth Ambassadors was held on August 18 in Tokyo.

01-s1 Ishinomaki Tea party!

August 10, 2012

“Ocha-kko (tea parties)” which Peace Boat has been organizing as a space for communication in temporary housing throughout Ishinomaki.

07-s1 Growing sea squirts

August 9, 2012

Efforts to support the fishing community reviving their sea squirt farming.

concert_01-s1 Fukushima & Venezuela Music Youth Ambassadors Special Concert – August 18!

A very special concert “Fukushima & Venezuela Music Youth Ambassadors – Widened Horizons: Opening the World's Door for Fukushima's Youth” will be held on Saturday August 18 in Tokyo!

13-s1 “We made it to the top of Mt Fuji!” – Staff member’s diary

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.

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.

03-s1 A New Project in Ishinomaki – Painting ‘Tairyo-ki’ on Containers!

July 23, 2012

A new voluntary project was launched in May in the Oshika Peninsula to paint fishing good luck symbols on storage containers.

01-s1 Oraho’s Machizukuri Oen (Support to revitalize our town)

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.

01-s1 Support for Expansion of Onagawa Temporary Shopping Avenue Completed!

July 13, 2012

Peace Boat's volunteer carpenters assist the Onagawa Temporary Shopping Avenue.

10-s1 Grand Opening of the Ishinomaki Peace Boat Center!

July 11, 2012

The community space "Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki" was officially opened on June 2.

03-s1 HOPE for JAPAN 2011 Project

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."

02-s1 Fukushima & Venezuela Music Youth Ambassadors – Widened Horizons: Opening the World’s Door for Fukushima’s Youth

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.

Oshika peninsula is famous for oyster farming. My fishing village experience!

June 15, 2012

Interview with a participant in the experience and exchange programme launched in 2012 for interaction between volunteers and local fisherfolk.

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 Cycling School in Ishinomaki!

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.

04-s1 Where is the Post Office?

April 23, 2012

Volunteers creating maps of the local area, bus schedules and information about services residents in temporary housing facilities.

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.

10-s1 Public Viewing- Ishinomaki Technical Highschool in the National Baseball Championship!

March 30, 2012

Public viewing of the Ishinomaki team's participation in the national high school baseball tournament.

Disaster Relief Volunteer Training Programme onboard Peace Boat

Video report of the Disaster Relief Volunteer Training taking place onboard Peace Boat's Global Voyage.

New computers for the children arrived on March 1 Computers arrive in the schoolhouse!

March 9, 2012

Upon request from the school, Peace Boat has cooperated to provide Minato Daini Junior School with 13 computers on March 1.

11-s1 Snow Shoveling Volunteer Report (Ojiya City, Niigata)

March 7, 2012

The achievements of 150 volunteers to shovel snow in 30 locations throughout Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture.

07-s1 Staff Interview Takeda Nobuhiro and support for Fukushima

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.

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.

08-s1 Kato Tokiko live concert in Ishinomaki

February 15, 2012

A live performance was held by renowned singer Kato Tokiko in Ishinomaki.

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.

01-s1 Gathering scallop shells for oyster cultivation

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.

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.”

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