The Great East Japan Earthquake

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We would like to express our hearty sympathy with people who have been visited by the great East Japan earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. We have been enriching its related page, "The Great East Japan Earthquake" within the website of arsvi.com.

As we briefly reported in "Ars Vivendi E-mail Magazine No.44 (March 15, 2011)", the big earthquake hit eastern Japan. Although the earthquake did not hit Kyoto, where we are, it has caused large amounts of damage.
We, Global COE Program Ars Vivendi, have been enriching the contents of "Disasters and People with Disabilities or Illness" and related pages (mainly in Japanese).

This page provides English information especially on disasters and people with disabilities or illness, and on the support you can provide from overseas for such people.

What's New

By Our Center's Members
KOIZUMI Yoshiyuki December 14, 2014 "In Eventful Times: Concerning Capitalism, Electric Power and Well-intentioned Nationalism," PARK Chan-kyong (Ed.) Ghosts, Spies, and Grandmothers: Modernities against ModernityCSeoul Museum of Art & Hyunsil Books Publishing, 208p.@ISBN-978-89-6564-108-7(03900)

SATO Hiroko (translated by Robert Chapeskie) March 27, 2013@"Planned Power Outages and Children and Adults with Disabilities who require Medical Care: Looking at the Example of the 2011 Touhoku Earthquake and Tsunami", Ars Vivendi Journal 4: 18-38@[HTML]/[PDF]

WATANABE Katsunori March 1, 2013 "Considering "Life" under Disaster"

HOTTA Yoshitaro January 1, 2013 "Report on the Special Lecture by Prof. Ikuro Anzai Organized in Cooperation with the Japan Association for Bioethics (October 28th)"

Special Lecture by Professor Ikuro Anzai "The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident and Life ? Thinking about the Ethics of Scholars and Researchers" (co-sponsored by the Japan Association for Bioethics) on October 28, 2012

GONDO Mayumi & NOZAKI Yasunobu (Eds.) March 31, 2012 Together with Medical Devices --In Order to Live Outside of Institutions, Symposium Report "How Have You Survived the Disaster and Power Outages?: Inviting People with Intractable Diseases / People with Ventilators Living at Home in Fukushima etc., Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.18, 192p.

AOKI Chihoko March 26, 2012 "Disaster support systems for people with disabilities in Japan". in FURUI Masayo, FURUI Toru, SHIRAISHI Kiyoharu, and AOKI Chihoko : Human Rights Violations of Persons with Disabilities in Fukushima after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power Plant Accident.@kPDFl The 28th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity. Hawaii Convention Center.

KURIHARA Akira, MORRIS-SUZUKI Tessa, KARIYA Takehiko, YOSHIMI Shunya, SUGITA Atsushi & HAGAMI Taro@February 24, 2012@Facing 3.11: Discussions over Individual Experiences, Iwanami Shoten, 306p.@ISBN-10:4000230484@ISBN-13:978-4000230483@1600 + tax@[amazon]^[kinokuniya]

Study Group on Life Problems of People with Disabilities and Diseases under Earthquake

"Screening of People of Rokkasho and Homework during the Summer Vacation Is Not Over: Welcoming Ms. KURAOKA Akiko, a Producer"

Study Group on Nuclear Power in Ars Vivendi

Professor Aug Nishizuka's Message (April 17, 2011)

Professor Nagase's CRPD and Earthquake Statement (April 11, 2011)

HAYASHI Tatsuo March 16, 2011 "In Perilous Times Like These We Need to Keep the Flame of International Solidarity Alive More Then Ever"

By Others
OCHI Sae, MURRAY Virginia & HODGSON Susan May 13, 2013 "The Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster: a Compilation of Published Literature on Health Needs and Relief Activities, March 2011-September 2012"

The Open University of Japan Foundation March 2013 Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake- The Open University of Japan: Response and Challenges - AAOU2012 Special Session Report - Crisis and Risk Management -

SAIJO Takeo "The "Fumbaro East Japan Support Project"- A Revolutionary Support Project without Governmental Mediation", The Japan News

Support you can make from Overseas

from Japan ALS Association

Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake
"Announcement from Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake"
by Director: NAKANISHI Shoji (Japan Council on Independent Living Centers)
(English; March 16, 2011)

Donation from overseas:
Account with Bank: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
Blanch: Kanda Blanch
Beneficiaryfs Account Number: Account No.331-1187475
Beneficiaryfs Name: DPI-Japan

English blog: Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake http://dpi.cocolog-nifty.com/en/
Message from NAKANISHI Yukiko, March 21, 2011
Subject: Updates on Earthquake and PWDs in Japan (english site)
To support persons with disabilities affected by the Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake on 11 March, DPI-Japan, JIL, Yumekaze Foundation and other DPOs establish "Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake".
Today they open their site in English. Please circulate among your network!
We will update the information continuously with support of Taisuke of DPI Asia-Pacific office. For donation, please visit the following site.
Your support is highly, highly appreciated.
Yukiko Nakanishi

Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund
The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) is partnering with the Center for Public Resources Development (CPRD) to launch the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund. Half of the funds raised will go directly to the Center for Public Resources Developmentfs gGive Oneh initiative, which raises funds for leading Japanese organizations that are working on the ground to provide immediate disaster relief. The remaining 50 percent will be used to establish a separate fund to support Japanese NGOs engaged in long-term reconstruction efforts, which will be critical in the months and years ahead.

Donate by Check
This will avoid credit card processing fees. Please make the check out to "Japan Center for International Exchange" and mail to:
Japan Center for International Exchange
274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10016 USA
***Please indicate that your donation is for the "Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund"***

Donate Online:
Available by Paypal and various credit cards. Please check their website.

Donation information for the Great East Japan Earthquake at arsvi.com (Japanese)

8.9 Earthquake and Tsunami Strike Japan. Please Join UniversalGiving In Helping The Victims Of This Disaster (UniversalGiving)

Japan Disability ForumiJDFj@20110322@Establishment of the JDF Headquarters for the Comprehensive Support for Persons with Disabilities hit by the Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake

Related Sites in English

Eric Johnston (Ed.)@2012 Fresh Currents 170p. http://download.freshcurrents.org/

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers (WHO)

Related Sites in Japanese

Emergency Special Seminar "Our Daily Life and the Radiation Disaster from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Crisis" Speaker: Prof. ANZAI Ikuro
March 23, 2011 1:00 - 2:30pm, at Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University

Disasters and People with Disabilities or Illness: The Great East Japan Earthquake
Useful information especially for people with disabilities or illness in the time of disaster, about some additional care they need to survive, and how we can help them. Also many links to useful information related to the disaster and disabilities, illness, medicine and welfare.

Donation information for the Great East Japan Earthquake

Nuclear Power Generation / Power Station

News on The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis in English

The Japan Times feature page: Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake news

Democracy Now! feature page: Japan In Crisis

PHILIP WHITE: "... Our experts think that itfs a level 6.5 already, and itfs on the way to a seven, which was Chernobyl. Itfs actually\we were very shocked that they only called it a five."

DIANE DfARRIGO: "Back in 1971, Stephen Hanauer of the Atomic Energy Commission did a memo to the Atomic Energy Commission outlining serious problems with the design of the kind of reactors that are operating, and are failing and melting, in Japan right now... Now, the problems that were raised in those earlier memos are what led to the disaster here in Japan. And I wanted to point out that the United States has, since those memos were written and then ignored or rejected, licensed and has operating 23 of this type of nuclear reactor."

Press Review by Sortir du Nucleaire

Daily Yomiuri Online


The Mainichi Daily News

Information on The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis in English

2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Citizens' Nuclear Information Center
@Fukushima Nuclear Earthquake Disaster

@Earthquakes and Nuclear Power

Earthquake Information - English page (Tohoku Area Pacific Offshore Earthquake Multi-Language Support Center)
@Provides detailed realtime information, plus hotline, in multi languages.

English/Chinese/Korean/Portuguese/Spanish [FREE] Over-the-phone Translation Service Available (Bricks Corp. Inc.)

Facebook: Earthquake updates for foreigners in Japan

Great East Japan Earthquake (Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami Emergency response and recovery program (Save the Children Japan)

Information from the Immigration Bureau Relating to the Great East Japan Earthquake(Ministry of Justice)

Information of Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Iwate Prefecture Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Reconstruction Plan

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami of 2011: Facts and Information (Live Science)

Japan earthquake how to protect yourself
@Provides information to non-Japanese speakers living in Japan on how to deal with earthquakes and other natural disasters.

@Manual in case of earthquake - English

Japan Meteorological Agency Earthquake Information

Maps of Foreign Nationals Living in Eastern Japan

Multilingual Information for Disaster Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research)

Reconstruction Agency

Recovery from Great East Japan Earthquake (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

Resources related to the 2011 Japan Crisis (Google Crisis Response)
@Also has "Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake"

RIWL/Osaka University multilingual mega earthquake information

Rolling Blackouts Area Search System

The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake Portal (Japan Meteorological Agency)

The Fukushima Updates blog (Green Action Japan)

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Libraries

The Great East Japan Earthquake Information from Official Websites

The Great East Japan Earthquake Support Project(Facebook)

Twitter Disaster Info in Multilanguage

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