Connecting People to a Better Future

Our Mission is to assist in Japan’s transition from relief to recovery in the areas affected by the events of March 11, 2011.   We believe that the ultimate success of the relief efforts in the Tohoku region will hinge upon economic development and new business creation.   To this end, we aim to promote needs-based financing for the many important economic revitalization projects in the region we serve.   Connecting the people of northeast Japan to a better future.                            


Japanese Heart by Rebecca Manson
Japanese Heart by Rebecca Manson The steady, dignified, almost quiet, progress and recovery of a region after the violence and destruction of one day in March 2011: Originally having planned to volunteer in Japan for just 3 weeks following the Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11 2011, the place, the people and the shear depth and […] Read more – ‘Japanese Heart by Rebecca Manson’.
Rail service resumes on quake-ravaged Sanriku coast
OFUNATO, Iwate Prefecture–A railway in a quake-devastated coastal area partly resumed operations on April 3 for the first time since the Great East Japan Earthquake two years ago, carrying excited passengers who won a lottery to ride the inaugural train. The South Rias Line, operated by Sanriku Railway Co., has been out of service since […] Read more – ‘Rail service resumes on quake-ravaged Sanriku coast’.
Traumatized port struggles to stay together, move on
ISHINOMAKI, MIYAGI PREF. – When the Kinoya fish processing company in Ishinomaki opened its brand new flagship factory last month, it gave employees a ray of hope that it would recover from the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of the city. Like many of the 200 fish processors built near the port, tsunami […] Read more – ‘Traumatized port struggles to stay together, move on’.
Job seekers and offers in Tohoku still mismatched
FUKUSHIMA – The needs of employers and job seekers are mismatched in the Tohoku region, reeling still from the major earthquake and tsunami two years ago. The ratio of job offers to seekers has improved sharply in the three prefectures hit hardest by the disaster — Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima — but the offers are […] Read more – ‘Job seekers and offers in Tohoku still mismatched’.
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