Professors Shun Kanda and James Wescoat talked about their intervention in the tsunami hardest hit town of Minami-Sanriku in Japan. An intervention, MIT Japan 3/11, was created right after the disastrous tsunami that hit Japan in March this year. The images of the damage formed the collage of our news images for many days and many posts on Facebook read, ‘God Save Japan’. The presentation titled, “Beauty of Place: An Overnight Tragedy” described how overwhelming the task was. MIT collaborated with two universities in Japan, Miyagi University and Keio University. Continue reading
Jegen Vincent de Paul blogs on the “memory palace” created at the Iritani Junior High School in Minami Sanriku.
As part of the “Japan: After the Wave” series, MSNBC reports on how Minami Sanriku fishermen are looking to revive their business and their lives.