The JRCS signed an agreement with Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization of Fukushima University.

2014/10/14

The JRCS signed an agreement with Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization of Fukushima University, on assistance for reconstruction.

The JRCS signed an agreement with Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization of Fukushima University, on assistance for reconstruction.


Right in the front row: Prof. Sura Nakata
(Director, FURE, Fukushima University)
Left in the front row: Mr. Hiroki Tomita
(Executive Director General, Operations Sector, JRCS)

Right in the front row: Prof. Sura Nakata (Director, FURE, Fukushima University)
Left in the front row: Mr. Hiroki Tomita (Executive Director General, Operations Sector, JRCS)

On October 8, 2014, the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) signed a partnership agreement with Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization (FURE) of Fukushima University, on assistance for reconstruction in Fukushima.

Three and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Whereas the reconstruction process has been advanced, many survivors are still forced to live under a long-term evacuation circumstances. The JRCS has been providing assistance activities for reconstruction after the earthquake. The agreement is aimed at working on those activities more in Fukushima.

On the day of the signing ceremony, Prof. Sura Nakata, Director of FURE, and Mr. Hiroki Tomita, Executive Director General of JRCS Operations Sector, signed the agreement. This is the first partnership agreement concluded with a university relating to reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The agreement is expected to generate activities by both parties such as surveys, researches, recommendation, education, awareness building and information dissemination in terms of disaster prevention/reduction and response to nuclear disasters, and assistance efforts for reconstruction in collaboration between “FURE’S”, which is a supporting group of Fukushima University students, and the JRCS youth volunteers.