Are you planning to throw a party or looking for small gifts for this festive season? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you can save money on your holiday shopping and support non-profits of good causes at the same time? There is one! KURADASHI is a Japanese online shopping site that promotes reduction of food waste and disposal of excess items from companies across Japan. The site offers a diverse range of goods ideal for parties and gifts, from wines, snacks, meat, fruits to fabrics and face masks. Many of the food and beverages are sold at discounted prices because the remaining best-before period is relatively […]
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, we have developed our relationship with the people in Ishinomaki, and our relationship has now grown beyond the context of disaster relief into a locally rooted form. More than half of the 1100 passengers joined optional tours during the Peace Boat’s visit to Ishinomaki, and the rest enjoyed their free time in the city and surrounding areas. With great support from the local people and authorities, the participants on the optional tours enjoyed sightseeing, and learned about the disaster, and the community building, in Ishinomaki, Onagawa and Matsushima. For those passengers from other parts of Japan, visiting and listening to […]
We visited Kumamoto two years after the Kumamoto earthquake. In April 2016, Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) dispatched staff to the disaster site from April 16 immediately after the main shock occurred. and started disaster relief work. Until the end of December we carried out eight projects in Kumamoto city, Mashiki, Nishihara village and Minamiaso village, among others. One of the projects that we took part in was a request from Mashiki town office to support the evacuation shelters and the management of shelters by residents and administrative officials at Grand Messe Kumamoto and Hiroyasu Elementary School. […]
11th March 2018 marked 7 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Below are some photos from Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, taken on the day of the anniversary.