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Government Led Reconstruction Activities in Fukushima with a Specific Focus on the Reconstruction Supporters Project: Importance of Human Recovery

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After the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, which resulted in a triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident), the Japanese government both at local and national level has implemented reconstruction and revitalization measures. In this chapter, the author discusses the importance of human recovery after the disaster and specifically examines one project; the Reconstruction Supporters Project. This project initiated the restoration of the psychological health of communities and residents. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications established the project, and has currently arranged 452 supporters to settle in the devastated area helping local residents and to revitalize the region.

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  • Restrict Area
  • Internal Affair
  • Resilient Community

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The author would like to thank the Fukushima Cooperative Reconstruction Centre (Fukushima Renkei Fukko Center) for providing valuable information regarding the Tamura City Reconstruction Supporters and supporting research in Tamura City. The author also would like to thank the Sanaburi Foundation as one part of this study (Sakurai et al. 2016) won the Award for the Most Useful Paper toward Reconstruction from Disaster and received funding from this foundation in 2016.

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Sakurai, R., Yan, W. (2017). Government Led Reconstruction Activities in Fukushima with a Specific Focus on the Reconstruction Supporters Project: Importance of Human Recovery. In: Roggema, R., Yan, W. (eds) Tsunami and Fukushima Disaster: Design for Reconstruction. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56742-6_4

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