Highlights and Documents
- ［14 March, 2014］ Senior Vice Minister Tani gave a lecture at the Canadian Embassy
- ［24 Feb 2014］ Minister Nemoto’s Briefing to the Foreign Press
- ［23 Aug 2013］Reconstruction Promotion Committee：Towards the Creation of “New Tohoku”(The Interim Compilation of Discussions)
- [8 Aug 2013] Minister Nemoto welcomed 911 Families' Association
- [20 May 2013]Mr. Winfred Kretschmann, President of the German Upper House of Parliament Bundesrat, visited Reconstruction Minister
- [14 May 2013]Tohoku and Niigata Special Food Selections
- [8 May 2013]Mr. Louis Schweitzer, Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic for France-Japan Partnership, visited Reconstruction Minister
- [3-6 May 2013]Reconstruction Minister visited Ukraine
- [18 Apr 2013]Mr. Sergei Rakhmanov, Ambassador of the Republic Belarus to Japan, visited Reconstruction Minister
- [15 Apr 2013]Mr. Ihor Kharchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan, visited Reconstruction Minister
The Reconstruction Agency - the 'Control Tower'
As part of the response efforts, the Reconstruction Agency was established in 2012 with responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing reconstruction and revitalization measures in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Headed by Minister Takumi Nemoto, the agency acts as the 'Control Tower' for all reconstruction efforts, including coordination of reconstruction activities and cooperation with local governments.
The agency is committed to taking a hands-on approach to rebuilding living environments that are resilient and able to withstand future natural disasters, restoring livelihoods, supporting those affected by the nuclear accident, and promoting economic revitalization. After two years of steady progress, the Government of Japan is firmly committed to further accelerating the reconstruction process.
The government's aim is to restore Tohoku's position as a place for innovation, and for reconstruction of the affected areas to spur revitalization of the broader Japanese economy.