japan government, planning, reconstruction

Japan to Set Up Reconstruction Agency on Feb. 10, jiji, 1/19/21

Tokyo, Jan. 19 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government will set up a new agency in charge of reconstruction from last year’s disaster on Feb. 10, according to sources.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda plans to appoint Tatsuo Hirano, minister for postdisaster reconstruction, to oversee the new agency headed by the prime minister, the sources said late Wednesday.
The launch of the new agency allows the government under law to increase the number of ministers by one and pick two vice ministers for the agency.
The Tokyo-based agency will have reconstruction bureaus in Morioka, Sendai and Fukushima, the capitals of three prefectures hit hardest in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Its branches will be located in six cities devastated by the tsunami–Miyako and Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture, Kisennuma and Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, as well as Minamisoma and Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture.


About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


on twitter

%d bloggers like this: