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Typhoon #12 Wakayama: End of Volunteer Activities

November 13, 2011

Peace Boat is now wrapping up its volunteer activities following the typhoon in Wakayama. Thank you to all supporters and volunteers.

02-s Turkey Earthquake Emergency Relief Donations

November 8, 2011

Peace Boat has started collecting donations for the purpose of providing emergency relief to people suffering in earthquake affected areas of Turkey.

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.

02-s Newspaper delivery to temporary housing

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.

03-s 7 months on – the closure of the Ishinomaki evacuation centres

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.

17-s The Orahono Recovery Festival – Ishinomaki, Onagawa, Higashi Matsushima

October 23, 2011

On Sunday October 16, the "Orahono Recovery Festival - Ishinomaki, Onagawa, Higashi Matsushima" was held at the Ishinomaki City General Sports Park.

01-s Report on emergency relief efforts – ‘Creating a system to utilize volunteers’

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.

09-s Fire-lighting ceremony: Takahashi Tokuji Store commences operations!

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.

05-s Cleaning Assistant Director (AD) (Part 2)

October 8, 2011

Report following the activities of Cleaning Assistant Director Ichijo Kenji (Part 2).

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.

15-s Kitchen Assistant Directors (ADs)

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.

Orahono Recovery Festival to be held!

October 3, 2011

The “Orahono Recovery Festival - Ishinomaki/Onogawa/Higashi Matsushima” will be held on Sunday October 16.

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.

20110829 ofuro (33)-s Follow-up Report: Visitors to “Kizuna no yu” and “Fudou no yu” exceed 3500!

Over the past two weeks the number of visitors to the public baths, “Kizuna no yu” and “Fudou no yu” that were opened to the public on August 22 exceeded 3500 people!

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.

DSC04715_0-s Half a year on

At 2:46pm on September 11, six months since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, all volunteers and staff together held a moment of silence to pray for the souls of those who lost their lives.

20110901 雄勝船越-0053-s Fisherman in Funakoshi

September 9, 2011

Peace Boat first met Mr Nakazato on July 2 at the Ogatsu Recovery Market. He is a fisherman in Funakoshi, a small village of 320 people before the disaster where the tsunami destroyed most homes.

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_3977-s Onwards Dani-busters! The evacuation center cleaning team

September 2, 2011

The "Dani-buster" team been working since June, and is in charge of cleaning bedding, pest control and in particular removing bed bugs in the more than 60 evacuation centers in Ishinomaki area.

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.

4-s Two public baths open in Ishinomaki! “Kizuna no yu” and “Fudou no yu”

Two new public baths were opened on August 22. Constructed by the Ishinomaki Disaster Recovery Assistance Council, Peace Boat is now in charge of operating the baths.

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.

_DSC8173-s Dougenin Evacuation Centre Closing Ceremony

August 23, 2011

On August 7, the closing ceremony of the Dougenin Temple evacuation center was held. Established soon after the earthquake and tsunami, this centre has helped to protect the residents of Ishinomaki.

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.

IMG_6590-s 5 months since the disaster – Volunteer Coordinator interview

August 15, 2011

Peace Boat staff Kobayashi Shingo entered Ishinomaki on March 17, and for the past 5 months has been working daily to link governmental and civilian agencies and groups there.

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.

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.

12-s Reviving the oyster farms – for harvesting 2 years from now

July 25, 2011

Peace Boat volunteers are assisting to salvage fishing items such as ropes and buoys, and to support the revival of the local oyster farming industry.

dsc_1037-s Tokyo volunteer interview

July 21, 2011

There are many volunteer opportunities for people in Tokyo, either to continue activities after volunteering in Ishinomaki, or for those not able to directly go to the disaster affected areas.

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