February 11, 2013
Peace Boat's Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre's ongoing projects in 2013.
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.
February 3, 2013
Peace Boat jointly implemented the Multicultural and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.
January 28, 2013
Peace Boat participants raised funds to support those affected by the November 2012 earthquake which hit Guatemala.
January 5, 2013
Report detailing events and activities held during the first six months of the Peace Boat Center Ishinomaki.
November 21, 2012
Peace Boat has participated in overnight emergency drills held at high schools throughout Tokyo.
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 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 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 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.
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 30, 2012
The final performance of Fukushima & Venezuela Music Youth Ambassadors was held on August 18 in Tokyo.
August 9, 2012
Efforts to support the fishing community reviving their sea squirt farming.
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!
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.
August 1, 2012
Report on Peace Boat's disaster relief activities after flooding in Takeda City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu.
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 23, 2012
A new voluntary project was launched in May in the Oshika Peninsula to paint fishing good luck symbols on storage containers.
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 13, 2012
Peace Boat's volunteer carpenters assist the Onagawa Temporary Shopping Avenue.
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 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.
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.
Disaster relief related activities carried out together with partners in ports around the world during Peace Boat's global voyages.
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.
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 15, 2012
A live performance was held by renowned singer Kato Tokiko in Ishinomaki.
February 12, 2012
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 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.