Build Back Better Tohoku

 
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  • Build Back Better Tohoku posted a progress report
    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: April
    By - Japan Team - Architecture for Humanity
    Highlight: Mitazono Wakaba Kindergarten Opens Its Doors! On March 29th, children and parents filled the kindergarten for the pre-opening event where children full of excitement and energy will soon be running around. A large group effort was made in an effort to complete the building before this event. Architecture for...
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  • Build Back Better Tohoku posted a progress report
    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: January 2014
    By - Yuko Okamura - Design Fellow, Reconstruction & Resiliency Studio
    Happy New Year! We excitedly welcome 2014, the year of the horse! Cold temperatures fill Japan, and snow has begun to cover the northern landscapes. 2013 was a busy year; we completed the Maeami-hama Community House, Kitakami Market and Youth Center, the Yamayo Suisan and at MakiBiz we held a number of business...
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    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: October 2013
    By - Yuko Okamura - Design Fellow, Reconstruction & Resiliency Studio
    September 22 marked the arrival of Fall. October is a great time to visit Japan, as temperatures have lowered but are still warm, and trees begin to change colors in the Northern regions and at higher elevations. We look forward to the full arrival of Fall. Our office has been busy with our eight RFP projects moving...
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  • Build Back Better Tohoku posted a progress report
    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: July 2013
    By - Yuko Okamura - Design Fellow
    UPDATES /  | UPCOMING EVENTS / | DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES & PROGRAM NEEDS / Summer has arrived! The rainy season has passed, and temperatures have soared up in cities throughout Japan. These extreme temperatures, combined with high humidity, bring with them dangers such as heat strokes. As the heat...
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    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: May 2013
    By - Yuko Okamura - Design Fellow
    NEWS | UPDATES | DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES & PROGRAM NEEDS Hello May began with Golden Week, a collection of four national holidays spanning over a week.  This long holiday is one of the busiest holiday seasons with many taking the opportunity to travel around Japan and abroad.  With the passing of...
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    Build Back Better Tohoku 2 year anniversary report
    By - Yuko Okamura - Design Fellow
    Architecture for Humanity is collaborating with local design and construction professionals to reconstruct the northern Japan region where the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011. Any community would have been devastated by such a disaster – Japan was better prepared than most. However, it is in the event...
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    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: February 2013
    By - Yuko Okamura - Design Fellow
    Hello, 2013 has quickly kicked off, and our projects are moving along!  Kitakami "We Are One" Collaborative officially opened last month, Maeami-hama Community house is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks, and we have welcomed many into MakiBiz with seminars and consultations....
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    Special Update: Japan matching campaign extended!
    By - Yuko Okamura - Intern
    Great news!  Global Giving's Japan Matching Campaign has been extended until November 30 11:59pm EST, so there's still time to have your donations doubled! Again, during this campaign all donations will be doubled (matched 100% by Global Giving).  Please take this limited opportunity to double your...
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    Special Update: Limited time to double donations!
    By - Yuko Okamura - Intern
    Hello! The Japan Matching Campaign ends in just a few short days!  Please help us by donating now to double your donation in helping Architecture for Humanity with our efforts to Build Back Better Tohoku! Again, all donations will be doubled (matched 100% by Global Giving) until November 15 11:59pm EST or until...
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    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: October 2012
    By - Yuko Okamura - Intern
    Hello, Temperatures have dropped, the days are shortening, and Fall foliage is currently at its best in the Tohoku region, fully signifying Autumn.  November begins with Culture day (bunka no hi) on the 3rd, promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavor.  Many culture related events occur this month, so take...
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    In "Topping Out" Kitakami Market, rains are sweet
    By - Karl Johnson - Communications Associate
    October 15, the Kitakami "We Are One" market and youth center celebrated a milestone in construction: the roof laying or "topping out" ceremony. Common to construciton projects, the ceremony brings with it some rituals that have over time become staples amonst the community, and dozens gather to share with the builders...
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    Tohoku Reconstruction Update: September 2012
    By - Karl Johnson - Communications Associate
      Following a hot and rainy summer, October brings a much awaited coolness to Japan.  Leaves have begun to change colors in the Tohoku region, bringing a renewed colorful landscape to the region.  Taiiku-no-hi (Sports and Health Day), promoting physical and mental health is in the second week of October,...
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    August in Tohoku - Half the Season
    By - Hiromi Tabei - Japan Program Coordinator
    The end of July marks the half-way point for the Tohoku construction season, and we figured we could take stock of how our collaborative rebuilding projects are helping the tsunami-stricken region recover. The four featured cast a wide net of methods, materials and the unique conditions demanding their careful...
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    Rebuilding in Tohoku - "We Are One"
    By - Karl Johnson - Communications Associate
    "Ishi" in Japanese means "stone," and you don't have to go too far to see how closely Ishinomaki is tied to the stone upon which the city was founded 80 years ago. The tsunami has made this connection even more apparent. The streets have in recent decades been paved over with asphalt for the benefit of a comfortable...
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    Rebuilding in Tohoku - May 2012
    By - Hirom Tabei - Japan Program Coordinator
    As of May 2012, five projects are currently underway in Tohoku, managed by Architecture for Humanity design fellows.  Each project addresses an "urban acupuncture" approach to reconstruction: precise public or community interventions that create a ripple effect to entire towns and regions. Our Japan team is working...
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    GlobalGiving visits Architecture for Humanity
    By - Britt Lake - GlobalGiving, Director of Programs
    Architecture for Humanity is bringing architects, and other design professionals, together with communities to rebuild Tohoku after last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.  On April 6, I was lucky to be invited to join the Architecture for Humanity staff in a planning meeting to see how the process...
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    Build Back Better Tohoku - One Year Later
    By - Hiromi Tabei - Japan Program Coordinator
    On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake struck the Tohoku region of Japan, resulting in a tsunami that ravaged 550 kilometers (340 miles) of Pacific coastline. Any country would have been devastated by such a disaster – Japan was better prepared than most. However, it is in the event of disaster that communities...
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    Tohoku Rebuilds for Youth
    By - Zac Taylor & Karl Johnson - Japan Communications Officers
    Earlier this week, I had a moment to catch up with Hiromi Tabei, Architecture for Humanity’s Program Coordinator for Japan, to talk about the status of Students Rebuild’s projects in the Tohoku region. Her recent visit with community partners throughout Tohoku offers insight on how the needs of Tohoku’s...
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    Tohoku Update : the Post-Tsunami Landscape
    By - Karl Johnson - Communication Associate
    Hiromi Tabei, our intrepid liaison between Architecture for Humanity headquarters, Students Rebuild and the Japan team, recently recounted her trip to Japan in August. On the one hand, there were the festivals, the design student charrettes, the Mediatheque exhibitions...and a characteristically youthful ambition to...
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    We've completed Hikado Marketplace!
    By - Molly Stack - Development Director
    We are very excited to report that the first project of our Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Rebuilding program, a community-led endeavor called Hikado Marketplace,(ひかど市場)has been recently completed!   You can view videos and updates (much of which is in both Japanese and English) on our project page on the Open...
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    Sendai Reconstruction Update: Month 2
    By - Cameron Sinclair - Executive Director
    Dear all, We have been really overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our efforts to rebuild after the tragic earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan. Thanks to you and thousands like you we've raised close to $1M for long term reconstruction work. This will help us rebuild over the next few years....
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  • Build Back Better Tohoku has received 475 donations
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  • Build Back Better Tohoku has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Hiromi Tabei

San Francisco, CA United States

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