3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake

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Date : May 25 - 26, 2011

Video Report: Tohoku Press Tour (May 25-26, 2011)

post date : 2013.08.24





Mr. Shigeru Watanabe, Head of the Oyster Department, Naruse Branch Miyagi Fishermen's Cooperative
"Not just for oysters in Miyagi but for the recovery of the Japanese oyster industry, I believe it is our duty to put our all into our work, now."
Mr. Akira Ito, President of Matsushima Association of Cruise Boat Operators
"Matsushima has come back, already. Every single tourist could act as our salesman. That is our hope. Our real aim is to increase the visitors in the summer holiday season starting from July 20"
Ms. Emiko Okuyama, Mayor of Sendai
"Despite the quake, we are holding the summer festivals in all around the Tohoku region. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over Japan and from abroad."
Mr. Hisaki Miyadate, Vice-Governor of Iwate Prefecture
"Hiraizumi, located in the Tohoku region hit by the quake, is the first in this region to be registered as World Cultural Heritage. This is symbolic and reflects the prefecture’s recovery. Moreover, it is a beacon for the recovery of Tohoku. This is its significance for us." **********************************************************
Rev. Chojun Kanno, Executive Director of Chuson-ji temple
"From all over the world, we have received support, aid, and encouragement. We want to show our gratitude. Thank you." **********************************************************
Mr. Masayoshi Sugawara, Mayor of Hiraizumi
"With the slogan “the light of restoration shines from Hiraizumi,” we are doing all we can to bring about recovery."

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