The Tohoku region has experienced a number of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami and typhoons in the past.
The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 claimed as many as 20,000 precious lives, but more people could have been victims without our past experiences of disasters. Local communities in Tohoku region proactively engage in BOSAI learning to get prepared for possible disasters in the future and to pass our experiences of the disasters in the past to the next generation and people around the world.
BOSAI learning can tell us not only of the threat of disasters but also countermeasures and responses to disasters which were learnt from our past experiences. We can also learn restoration technologies, development of cutting-edge technologies for BOSAI and community development, which is not just restoring communities but developing communities even in more creative way. By learning the charm of tourist spots in these areas at the same time, we can deepen our knowledge of the abundant nature, history and industries in the region, which helps make BOSAI learning more understandable and effective.
We believe that experiencing [BOSAI] + [Tourism] enables you to deepen your experience, knowledge and approach to disasters and that we can develop human resources who can flexibly respond to any disasters through these programs.
BOSAI: This word refers to comprehensive efforts including prior countermeasures against disasters , emergency responses after a disaster, restoration and recovery. Using the Japanese word "BOSAI" we aim to spread our approach to BOSAI into the policies, societies and cultures of countries around the world.