Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is a Japan-based NGO working to assist people in disaster-affected communities and strengthen the capacity of local communities to response to disasters both in Japan and around the world.

PBV believes that, above all else, people are the key to reducing disaster risk, building resilience and minimizing impact of disasters.


Disaster Relief

PBV responds to disasters in Japan and abroad, working with local stakeholders in order to deliver assistance that is most needed to affected communities. The assistance provided varies from logistical support and volunteer coordination to evacuation shelter management.


Disaster Risk Reduction

PBV offers diverse training programs for community stakeholders – including residents, volunteers, and members of public institutions – to strengthen disaster preparedness. These training programs are developed and led by PBV staff members with extensive first-hand experience working in disaster affected communities in Japan and overseas.

Feb 2021


PBV’s Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

This year marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) celebrates its 10th anniversary. While sending our sincere gratitude to all supporters and volunteers who...