June 17, 2011

A JCIE team visited several hard-hit towns Tohoku on June 17–19 in order to speak with NGO leaders, government officials, and local citizens about their communities’ needs and how outside aid can be directed most effectively. Following are the reflections of JCIE/USA Executive Director Jim … Read more

September 19, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) Japan reports that they are providing supplies (e.g., cookware, dishes, cleaning/laundry supplies, cupboards, tables, etc.) to approximately 17,500 households living in temporary housing in 13 towns and villages—about half of the affected households in Fukushima Prefecture. As of … Read more

December 12, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) reviewed its nine months of relief efforts since the March 11 disaster. To date, it has provided sets of household items for 20,719 families living in temporary housing (the target is roughly 35,000). AAR is continues to provide … Read more

May 11, 2012

The Tokyo-based Takagi Fund received a three-year grant from JCIE’s Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund to assist its efforts to educate and promote collaboration and information-sharing among grassroots groups in the Fukushima region and elsewhere that have been dealing with radioactive contamination. The … Read more