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(Program to visit the disaster-affected areas conducted by JICE:
(Long Term) 1st batch from ASEAN (ASEAN, India, Australia)
26 people

* About program other than the visit to the disaster-affected areas, it is conducted by other organizations.

((Participating countries))
ASEAN Countries:
Brunei/1people * Cambodia/4people * Indonesia/2people * Laos/2people * Malaysia/2people
Myanmar/2people * Philippines/4people * Singapore/3people * Thai/2people
Viet Nam/1people
SAARC Countries:
Oceania, Pacific islands/regions:

((Summary of The 1st Program : 2012/9/18-21)) 1st visit to Tenei village
 In the programme to visit disaster-affected area, students have paid two visits to Tenei Village, Fukushima Prefecture, which is a Specified Disaster-affected Area.
 In the Village, the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 caused severe damage to many houses, public facilities, fields and essential utilities.Although it is a major rice growing area, Tenei Village has suffered from harmful rumor caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which occurred during the Earthquake.

 The visitors watched a DVD that captures the activities of the town office and local farmers, which began after the nuclear disaster, and listened to explanations by people in charge of the activities. In doing these things, the visitors were able to gain an understanding of radiation countermeasures as well as measures against harmful rumor. In addition, representatives harvested produce that had been grown in the fields, and measured radiation levels using a radiation dosimeter to ensure that crops were radiation free (ND).
 On this their first visit, the visitors planted Japanese radishes, napa cabbage, Mizuna mustard, Qing geng cai, and broccoli.
    ( Schedule / Picture / Participant's Testimonials )

((Summary of The 2nd Program : 2012/11/20-23)) 2nd visit to Tenei village
 18 participants experienced to harvest Japanese radish, napa cabbage, mizuna, broccoli, and other vegetables that have grown since their planting during the first visit (September), thanks to the cooperation of local farmers. Also, to measure the radiation dose of harvested vegetables by sampling Japanese radish, to experience the process and results of growing safe crops in Tenei Village and the thoughts of the farmers.
 The students have cooked dishes using Tenei Village's vegetables by recipes from their own countries. Based on these recipes,using vegetables harvested the day before. By sending out the recipes to the world, students use them as a means of conveying the safety of Tenei Village's crops to the world.
    ( Schedule / Picture / Participant's Testimonials )

((Summary of The 3rd Program : 2013/2/1-7))
 Participants visited to Natori City, Shichigahama Town, Ishinomaki City, and Onagawa Town in MIYAGI Pref.

 In Natori City, especially, fishing ports, fish processing facilities and horticultural facilities were devastated by the the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, making it difficult to resume business.
 Shichigahama Town suffered serious damage from the tsunami triggered by the earthquake, with about a quarter of its land area inundated.
 Beaches on the coastal areas from Ishinomaki Bay to the Pacific Ocean were devastated by the tsunami that struck after the Earthquake.
 In Onagawa Town, the 20-meter-high tsunami that struck after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 devastated the central part of the city, leaving 70 % of the houses swept away and about 10 % of the population dead.

 Participants visited to the local TV station. The staff member of the editorial office at the time of the disaster, talked about how the local TV station has been dealing with covering the disaster. Also, he talked about the station's DVD-making project that he was involved in. In this programme, students understand the efforts of people in the local mass media.
 And they stayed at trailer houses and had the lecture. The lecturer, co owner of the accommodation facility, told how and why they resumed hotel business together in one of the most tsunami-ravaged areas. They used to have their own inns in the Town. Waterbrakes not rebuilt yet, the location is still designated as "disaster vulnerable area" by the municipal government, therefore buildings with foundation are not allowed to be built. They utilize trailer houses, which are movable, to set up accommodation facility.
    ( Schedule / Picture / Participant's Testimonials )

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