This video report, filmed by photojournalist and documentarian Jake Price, captures the spirit of collaboration in Tohoku surrounding the construction of a gathering space for local residents affected by the 3.11 triple disaster.
The MIT Inter-University Program in Japan (MIT iUP)’s recent activities from Fall 2012 in the Minamisanriku region of Tohoku are now live for viewing in this video compilation by participant Vanessa Powell of the University of Gloucestershire.
Take a virtual journey on the Kesennuma Line, the East Japan Railway (JR) local line that runs up the coast in Miyagi Prefecture. It was severely damaged or – in some cases – completely destroyed during the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This video was filmed in 2009 with the last stop being Utatsu, where reconstruction is currently underway in conjunction with the community.
The Japan 3/11 Initiative was featured today in MIT News, showcasing upcoming projects for Year Two. Check out the link for updates as well as an interview with Shun Kanda on the intent behind the Initiative.
Check out this excellent video, capturing the story of the Babadoru 5-chome community and the shelter designed for them by the Japan 3/11 Initiative team. The narrative was artfully created by Atsushi Miyazaki.