Following the 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake disaster in Japan, how have co-operatives helped in the recovery?
For three years, I lived and worked as a reporter in Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered massive damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. As I visited the disaster-afflicted areas, I learned that the spirit of cooperation was alive in the hearts of the victims.
The earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan last March were the worst natural disaster Japanese cooperative insurers had had to deal with in.
On the anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in Japan’s modern history, Dame Pauline Green, president of the International Co-operative Alliance, paid tribute to the stoicism and resilience of the Japanese people in the face of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country'
The enormous impact of the accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant prolonged evacuation of farmers and other residents, suspended shipments of local agricultural and livestock products, sharp drops in prices and stagnating consumption, not
As we gave serious thought what we could do for the regions hit by the disaster, we recruited volunteers from the JA Group to undertake recovery efforts and organized JA Group Assistance Teams for dispatch to afflicted areas in accordance with their particular needs.
The JA Group set up a Central Headquarters for Emergency Disaster Countermeasures shortly after the disaster struck to provide physical and material support and donations, to deal with the repercussions of the nuclear power plant accident, and to make requests to the government. We are continuing
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, JA Group summoned up its full organizational capabilities to help people in the afflicted areas rebuild their livelihoods, to restore/recover agricultural infrastructure, and to get JAs' operating bases back into business as soon as pos
It has been one year since the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, a disaster of unprecedented proportions that claimed many precious lives and at the same time robbed survivors of livelihoods built up from previous generations.