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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.

ユウキ釣りをする図-s “Now, Here Project”: People need People – Providing Sustainable Support for Ishinomaki’s Fishing Industry

March 16, 2013

Peace Boat has recently launched the "Now, Here Project", inspired by the worldwide WWOOF movement.

01-s “3.9 Letter Campaign” – The Gratitude we always wanted to show-

March 9, 2013

Two years have passed since March 11, 2013. The city of Ishinomaki began a campaign to commemorate March 9 as a day of gratitude.

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.

01-s Shinjuku Multicultural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk (Part 1)

February 3, 2013

Peace Boat jointly implemented the Multicultural and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Discussion City Walk in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.

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 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.

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.

01-s1 Making commercials for the Onagawa “Chime of Hope” Shops

September 30, 2012

Peace Boat has been working with the local community, volunteers and other groups to create commercials of shops in the "The Chime of Hope Shopping Center."

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.

07-s1 Growing sea squirts

August 9, 2012

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

01-s1 Kyushu Floods: Disaster Relief Activity Report

August 1, 2012

Report on Peace Boat's disaster relief activities after flooding in Takeda City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

12-s1 For Lasting Support! Fishing Experience Program – 2nd day of Wakame seaweed harvesting

April 9, 2012

A volunteer's experience during the first fishing experience programme held in Sudachi/Fukiura, Ojika Peninsula.

01-s1-s1 Reports from Barcelona, Spain

Disaster relief related activities carried out together with partners in ports around the world during Peace Boat's global voyages.

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.

01-s1 National High School Baseball Championship 2012

Ishinomaki Technical Highschool (Ishiko) appeared in "the 84th National High School Baseball Championship", a spring championship at Koshien.

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.

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.”

01-s1 Before Ringing in the New Year: “Kinkasan Support Project”

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.

05-s1 2011 Fishing Support Report

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.

recovery-s1 One Step Towards Recovery – Ties Between Survivors and Volunteers

December 26, 2011

The 24 minute documentary, "One Step Towards Recovery - Ties Between Survivors and Volunteers" is now available on line!

01-s A small connection through the Kizuna Newspaper

December 19, 2011

Blog photographer shares a personal episode meeting an elderly couple while distributing the Kizuna newspaper in Ishinomaki's temporary housing.

05-s To overcome the harsh winter – the “Kizuna Newspaper”

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.

01-s Leader Training Participants’ Interviews

December 15, 2011

Interviews with participants in the first term of the “Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training,” November 5-11, 2011.

01-s Brought back by Pal System – Maruto Takahashi Tokuji Shoten’s “Ebishinjo”

December 8, 2011

Pal System Consumers Cooperative Union has been carrying out relief activities since soon after the disaster.

01-s Jumbo Norimaki (Sushi Roll)!

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).

25-s Wakayama Typhoon No 12: Words from the Volunteer Coordinator

November 28, 2011

Peace Boat has just finished two months of emergency relief work in Wakayama Prefecture.

01-s To Restore the City of Fisheries: Aiding Factories

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.

Lecture and Report Session in Aichi: December 1 (Thurs)

On December 1, events will be held at Chukyo University in Aichi prefecture to report on the volunteer activities in Ishinomaki.

09-s Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader training first term finished!

November 18, 2011

The first term of the Disaster Volunteer Leader training took place in Ishinomaki from November 5-11, 2011.

01-s Volunteers making vegetable fields

November 17, 2011

The fishing industry assistance volunteers are now also helping to build vegetable plots on land.

AD part 1-2-s-s Volunteer accommodation facility Assistant Director (AD)

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.

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.

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.

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