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A Report Back from Tohoku: a presentation from Atsuko Toko Fish, Co-founder of the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund-Boston

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    1. 1. By Atsuko Toko Fish, Co-founder of JDRFB A Report Back from Tohoku T HE F ish F amily F oundation http://japanesedisasterrelieffund.org Wednesday May 25, 2011 Photos by Emily Fish
    2. 2. Setting up the Fund for Disaster Relief in Japan <ul><li>The Boston Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Society of Boston </li></ul><ul><li>The Fish Family Foundation </li></ul>To provide direct and most impact project to the communities and individuals in the affected area, Tokoku of Japan Purpose of the Fund
    3. 3. PURPOSE OF MY TRIP <ul><li>To get a better understanding of the needs of the people in the affected area (Tohoku area) </li></ul><ul><li>To reach out to the local NGOs in order to distribute funds effectively </li></ul>
    4. 4. JAPAN DISASTER MAP
    5. 5. DISASTER FACTS Tohoku Comparison Death Toll 14,981 lives 1,836 (Katrina) # Missing 9,850 individuals 135 (Katrina) # of Evacuees at Shelters 115,000 individuals # of Shelters 2,500 sites Destroyed Shoreline 265 miles Boston to Syracuse Destroyed Land Mass 155 sq miles 3 times size of Boston
    6. 6. Fukushima City Fukushima Prefecture
    7. 7. Visiting the Mayor of Fukushima
    8. 8. Distribution of relief goods by ICA Japan
    9. 9. Orderly living space in the shelters
    10. 10. Evacuees seeking to return to normacy…
    11. 11. Kids will be kids
    12. 12. Soma City Fukushima Prefecture
    13. 13. Moving closer to the coast, the conditions got worse …
    14. 14. Doctors from BJMRI filled the leadership role in the community
    15. 15. Youth convene in a community living space
    16. 16. Outdoor cooking space managed by volunteers
    17. 17. Entire township destroyed by the tsunami…
    18. 18. Nothing remains…
    19. 19. Sendai City Miyagi Prefecture
    20. 20. Destroyed automobiles in the Nissan lot in Kohoku Port
    21. 21. Iwate Prefecture Ofunato and Rikuzentakata
    22. 22. Volunteers from All Hands clearing debris
    23. 23. There is more work ahead
    24. 24. Factories destroyed…
    25. 25. So much lost …
    26. 26. RECOVERY PHASES <ul><li>Providing shelter and necessities </li></ul><ul><li>Recovering public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing epidemics </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Clearing debris and reconstructing houses </li></ul><ul><li>Local job creation & Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive regional strategic recovery plan, including community development and rebuilding of industry </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation from TEPCO and government (central and regional). </li></ul>
    27. 27. CONCLUSION <ul><li>The tragedy is beyond imagination </li></ul><ul><li>It is a long way to recover, even people in Tohoku are very patient but there is a limit. </li></ul><ul><li>What we can do for Tohoku: Give them Hopes and Dreams . </li></ul><ul><li>Boston can help with our unique resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Medical, technology and finance </li></ul></ul>

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