Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Road to Reconstruction from the Tsunami and Radioactive Contamination: Two and a Half Years On

  3. Reconstruction from Tsunami Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Itsuo Goto, Kaisei Inagaki
      Pages 63-84 Open Access
    3. Yukio Shibuya, Takahiro Yamada, Nyamkhuu Batdelger, Puangkaew Lurhathaiopath, Gentaro Suzumura, Toshiyuki Monma
      Pages 85-103 Open Access
    4. Shigeyuki Miyabayashi, Yasushi Takeuchi, Hiromu Okazawa, Tomonori Fujikawa, Yutaka Sasaki
      Pages 105-111 Open Access
    5. Susumu Chiba, Takeshi Sonoda, Makoto Hatakeyama, Katsuhide Yokoyama
      Pages 113-119 Open Access
  4. Reconstruction from Radioactive Contamination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Toshiyuki Monma, Puangkaew Lurhathaiopath, Youichi Kawano, Dambii Byambasuren, Yuta Ono, Quar Evine
      Pages 149-167 Open Access
    3. Takahisa Hayashi
      Pages 179-192 Open Access
    4. Iwao Uehara, Tomoko Seyama, Fumio Eguchi, Ryuichi Tachibana, Yukito Nakamura, Hiroya Ohbayashi
      Pages 193-202 Open Access
    5. Hiroshi Ogawa, Hidehiko Uchiyama, Koji Masuda, Takeshi Sasaki, Tadao Watanabe, Toshiaki Tomizawa et al.
      Pages 203-209 Open Access
    6. Tarô Adati, Sota Tanaka
      Pages 211-219 Open Access
    7. Puangkaew Lurhathaiopath, Shizuka Matsumoto, Makoto Hoshi, Sayaka Yamaguchi, Toshiyuki Monma
      Pages 221-231 Open Access
  5. Activities and Impressions of Students and Farmers Who Supported the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Kaisei Inagaki, Tomoko Ninagi, Saburo Sasaki, Akiko Sato
      Pages 235-246 Open Access
    3. Volodymyr Ganzha, Keiji Kanamori, Hana Fujimoto, Ryo Itakura
      Pages 247-254 Open Access
    4. Eihachi Horiuchi, Kiyoaki Sasaki, Masaaki Itakura, Chisato Yasukawa, Chihiro Kinoshita
      Pages 255-264 Open Access

About this book


This book summarizes the results of 3 years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and applied research conducted directly in the affected areas of Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake. It describes fast and effective revival methods and technologies from tsunami and radiation damages, demonstrated through the collaborative efforts of researchers, students, local farmers, forest owners, and municipalities gathered under the Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project. Consisting of four parts, the first part of the book provides an overview of the damage and measures taken to overcome them by the local municipalities and the Tokyo University of Agriculture. The second part presents data and results of agricultural recovery from the tsunami—for example, monitoring systems, reconstruction models, and convenient, low-cost methods developed for the restoration of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The third part focuses on recovery from radiation-contaminated farmlands and forests and consequent reputational damages. Included are various primary data obtained from field experiments and surveys, studies on the mechanism of contamination, and the results of radical monitoring, decontamination, and restoration techniques performed at this site. The final part is a collection of reflections of local farmers, forest owners, and students who participated in the project. The academic trials and errors recorded in this book are an invaluable contribution to disaster management and recovery processes. It is written for a wide audience, not limited to researchers and students, but also for government and state officials, municipalities, agricultural cooperative staff members, and farmers.


Agricultural reconstruction Applied science Cesium Farmland restoration Forestry reconstruction Fukushima Radioactive contamination Reputational damage The Great East Japan Earthquake Tsunami damage

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiyuki Monma
    • 1
  • Itsuo Goto
    • 2
  • Takahisa Hayashi
    • 3
  • Hidekiyo Tachiya
    • 4
  • Kanju Ohsawa
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept of International BioBusiness StudiesTokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Dept of Applied Biology and ChemistryTokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of BioScienceTokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Soma City OfficeFukushimaJapan
  5. 5.Tokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan

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