Production of Photographic Materials about Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake

March 7, 2012

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) has produced photographic materials "Tohoku Region Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow" to communicate to other countries how Japan is moving toward revitalization by achieving reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  2. The photographic materials aim to communicate to other countries how Japan is achieving reconstruction and revitalization, through photographs of the affected areas immediately following the earthquake and at the current reconstructing situation, the assistance activities for recovery and reconstruction conducted by the Self-Defense Forces and rescue teams from abroad, the lives of the people in the affected areas, and the landscapes, etc. of the Tohoku area, among other subjects.

  3. The photographic materials will also be exhibited at the reception hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Koichiro Gemba on the occasion of the one-year period since the Great East Japan Earthquake which will be held at MOFA (IIkura Guest House) on Monday, March 12, and to which diplomatic corps in Tokyo and people who have connections with the affected areas, among others, will be invited. In addition, the photographs are scheduled to be exhibited on occasions such as receptions, photo exhibitions, etc. that will be held overseas by Japanese Embassies,   Consulates-General, and Permanent Missions.

* Tohoku Region Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow:
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    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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