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.
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.
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.
October 31, 2012
Originally from Iwate Prefecture, Anbai Yuhiro currently volunteers in the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre office in 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.
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 9, 2012
Efforts to support the fishing community reviving their sea squirt farming.
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.
June 15, 2012
Interview with a participant in the experience and exchange programme launched in 2012 for interaction between volunteers and local fisherfolk.
June 11, 2012
The 'Funakoshi Ladies' famously make and sell necklaces and cellphone straps made from the local specialty, Ogatsu Stone.
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.
March 7, 2012
The achievements of 150 volunteers to shovel snow in 30 locations throughout Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture.
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.
February 4, 2012
Volunteer carpenters work to build a wooden deck for the "Onagawa Container Village Shopping Centre.”
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 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.
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 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 14, 2011
Matsumura Junichi has been working long term as a volunteer in charge of one of the volunteer accommodation facilities - a vital aspect of Peace Boat's volunteer programme.
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 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 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 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.
September 14, 2011
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 27, 2011
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.