Diplomatic Bluebook 2022

Special Feature

10 Years Since the Great East Japan Earthquake

5 Production of Videos on Japan's Policies
(Providing Accurate Information on the Situation in the Disaster-Affected Areas and the Initiatives by the Government of Japan)

MOFA is working to ensure that the international community gains a proper understanding of the earthquake disaster and the status of reconstruction by providing accurate information on the situation of the affected areas and the initiatives by the Government of Japan, thereby eliminating reputational damage as well as restoring and improving Japan's image. In 2021, MOFA has released a video showing Tohoku as it continues to make progress toward recovery, featuring the interactions at the time and afterwards between people from the countries and regions that had provided support to the affected areas and people from the affected areas who had received support. MOFA has also released a video on the current situation in Fukushima as it moves forward on reconstruction, introducing its rich resources for tourism such as nature, food, culture, and local industries. With regard to the progress on the decommissioning of the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, a video was released in July, featuring interviews with Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and another expert, to convey that Japan's handling of ALPS treated water is in line with international practices and it is safe and feasible.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, held from July to September 2021, was regarded as the “Recovery and Reconstruction Games.” MOFA communicated with the rest of the world about the attractions and exchanges of “Arigato” Host Towns for Supporting Reconstruction, through the production of videos featuring influencers to promote the attractiveness of Host Towns.

“Fukushima's progress on safety and reconstruction”(released on YouTube on July 28, 2021)“Fukushima's progress on safety and reconstruction”
(released on YouTube on July 28, 2021)
(English version)