The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN

May 2020

TOHOKU: TRADITIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS

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  • THEME FOR APRILTOHOKU: TRADITIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS

    Nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, recovery in the Tohoku region of northeast Japan is progressing. We take a look at some of the recovery initiatives, while also taking in some of the landscapes and traditions that continue to define Tohoku.

FEATURES

  • The Tohoku Region, Moving into the Future

    An interview with Ishida Masaru, Director-General of the Reconstruction Agency of the Japanese government.

  • Tsunami Recovery and New Town Development

    Onagawa Town in Miyagi Prefecture has achieved safety and restored vigor by re- building its urban district in a compact form.

  • J-Village: A Symbol of Restoration

    J-Village in Fukushima Prefecture, the national training center for football, has reopened with renewed purpose.

  • Sharing Stories of Disaster Preparedness

    As a storyteller at the Inochi o Tsunagu Miraikan in Kamaishi City, Kikuchi Nodoka works to share her knowledge of disaster preparedness.

  • The Fermented Foods of Tohoku

    The people of Tohoku produce a remarkably wide variety of fermented foods.

  • The Deep Mochi Culture of Iwate

    In Iwate Prefecture, a unique culture associated with the eating of mochi rice cakes has been passed down for some 400 years.

  • Towada-Hachimantai: A Joy for All Seasons

    Towada-Hachimantai National Park offers spectacular views all year round.

  • Eco-tourism in the “Reconstruction” National Park

    The Sanriku Fukko National Park is being maintained with a new mission to pass down the reconstruction (fukko) from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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