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Japan’s north coast faces a long road to recovery


2016 marked the five year anniversary of Japan’s magnitude nine earthquakes and subsequent tsunami, which tore its way across the north coast.

In January 2016 Jonas organized and convened the 3 –day Open Seminar “Living with the Sea” held in Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan that brought local community, citizen activists, local politicians together with activists and academics from Australia and created a forum for exchanging ideas for future business models rooted in cultural heritage and practice for Kesennuma and explored the idea of site ‘Genba’ [Japanese ‘site of the incident’] as catalyst for specific solutions for the region.

The 2016 “Living with the Sea” Open Seminar was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Click here for an article written by Hayden Matthys a student who travelled to Japan with Jonas, as part of the research and teaching in Hashikami.

Research Team
Marieluise Jonas
Research Collaborators
Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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Date: 2016
Status: Current