Rebuilding Communities and Livelihoods in Japan

by Peace Winds America
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Jan 30, 2014

Sheds Program Continues Through Winter

Fishing Shed Site Inspection
Fishing Shed Site Inspection

With Third 3/11 Anniversary Approaching, Sheds Program Continues

Winter is typically a quiet time in the coastal regions of Tohoku.  The fishing industry consolidates and prepares for next year while harvesting winter fish catches, wakame seaweed and oysters. In these cold northerly regions, the hard-frozen ground poses a challenge for fishing, farming and construction alike. 

March 11 will mark the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.  The region has made impressive strides in recovery, yet in November 2013 the Reconstruction Agency of Japan still listed 267,000 people as evacuees, most living in temporary housing. Clearly the need for housing and economic revitalization support continues and will remain needed beyond the three year mark of the disaster.

Our partners at Grace Mission Tohoku are progressing with fishing family sheds slated for Mitobe and Zaigo districts. In spite of the harsh winter weather they are working with us to select recipients and sites for the sheds. In our next report we hope to present yet another group of completed sheds and grateful fishing famlies. Alongside our other fishing industry revitalization programs, Peace Winds America is standing solidly by Tohoku fishing families, determined to remain active so long as the need for recovery persists.

As always, Peace Winds America thanks you for your support. Together, we can continue to tell the fishing community of Tohoku, "You are not forgotten."

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Peace Winds America

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​peacewindsamerica.org/​
Project Leader:
Jon Ehrenfeld
Seattle, Washington United States

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