Ishinomaki

BBC Interviews It’s Not Just Mud project

BBC Interviews It’s Not Just Mud project

 I’m currently up here in Ishinomaki with the group, so I may be a little biased, but thought it would be of interest to FVJ members to see this interview by BBC News with Jamie El-Banna, founder of the It’s Not Just Mud volunteer group, based in the Watanoha district […]

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Ishinomaki Case Study: Recovery of Maruka Pro Fish Shop

Maruka Pro Shop

Although this article is a little different than what we usually post on FVJ, I thought it might be interesting to look at the current state of businesses around Tohoku, and discuss the steps they are taking in order to re-open.   In the case of the downtown of Ishinomaki, […]

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We Will Always Remember You

Screen shot from Kenji Araki's video conveying thanks to donors from the people of Tohoku.

In October, Kenji Araki, a director from NY came to Tohoku to film a video as part of another project, and joined the It’s Not Just Mud crew for a couple days. This video is addressed to international citizens as a thank you message from the people of Tohoku, and […]

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It’s Not Just Mud

INJM Working on a landslide-relief project in Onagawa town.

This is one of the groups in Tohoku that has playedgracious host to Foreign Volunteers Japan members on several visits up to Tohoku so far. The group was originallyformed in the famous “Tent City” in Ishinomaki, that ran frommid-March until September 30th, on the grounds of Senshu University inIshinomaki. The […]

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