Mayor Yoshiaki Suda speaking to participants at the TPF² post-forum networking event.
24 May 2012 -- The "GIVING BACK TO JAPAN 2: Community Leaders Report" is now available for viewing! Mayors from five cities in Japan met on 16 May in Tokyo to discuss community rebuilding in the tsunami and earthquake-hit Tohoku region in Japan. Listen to their suggestions on how individuals and organizations can help their communities.
Mayors on the panel included: Kimiaki Toda, Mayor of Ofunato; Kiichi Numazaki, Mayor of Yamada; Hidetoshi Watanabe, Mayor of Aizu Misato; Tsuneaki Iguchi, Mayor of Iwanuma; and Yoshiaki Suda, Mayor of Onagawa.
Watch the video on the TPF2 website at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22746125.
"Giving Back To Japan 2," which took place on 16 May 2012, was supported by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and Tohoku Planning Forum, supported by 16 national chambers of commerce and Hitotsubashi University ICS. The discussion was led by Television and radio presenter Peter Barakan on community rebuilding in the tsunami and earthquake-hit Tohoku region in Japan.
The Tohoku Planning Forum seeks to connect Japanese and international practitioners and an interested public in Tokyo with activists, citizen groups and professionals. Their goal is to create a broader, more inclusive vision-making process for the long-term revitalisation of Japan's disaster-struck Tohoku as well as other regions, marked by similar structural problems.
For more information about the Tohoku Planning Forum, visit http://www.tpf2.net/.
24 May 2012
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)