Role of the Reconstruction Agency
The Reconstruction Agency is the principal agency of the Government of Japan tasked with leading and managing the reconstruction process following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which precipitated the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.
The Agency's main role is to accelerate structural reconstruction and revitalization in the affected areas, by supporting implementation of government policies and managing coordination of reconstruction strategy and initiatives between various branches of government at a national level and with local municipalities.
About the March 2011 Disaster
At 14:46 JST on March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake - now known as the Great East Japan Earthquake - struck off the pacific coast of Japan's Tohoku region, resulting in a national crisis that had a broad impact throughout the nation. The earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami, which devastated much of the Tohoku coastal area and precipitated the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The Reconstruction Agency's mission is to accelerate the process of reconstruction in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster in March 2011.