The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund
Introduction to Grant Projects
Citizens' Council Initiated by the Kamaishi Toubu Fishery Cooperative
Regional Recovery Project initiated by the Kamaishi Toubu Fishery Cooperative
- Project Description
Each fishing village on the Hakozaki Peninsula to the north of Kamaishi City suffered extensive damage in the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Fishing ports form the basis for the livelihoods of residents living on the peninsula. Eight local facilities of the Kamaishi Toubu Fishery Cooperative were devastated. As a result, there were calls for a revision of the methods and organization of the transportation of fish and other harvested goods, as well as the approaches to "employment" and "housing." This project takes into account the future outlook of the fishery industry as a viable industry, and its implementation, continuity and development. In specific terms: collaboration with relevant organizations regarding the sale of current fishery resources via home pages and newspaper inserts; development of new products using current fishery resources; local observations to gain an understanding of sales methods and product development; promotion of the utilization of fishery industry waste; employment promotion; practice of green tourism; and the setting up of an organizational structure that takes into consideration businesses involved in unutilized energy.
- Marine resources/food
- Grant year
- FY2012 Activity Grants
- Grant term
- 3 years and 6 months
April 2012 - September 2015
- Grant amount
- 7,993,000 yen
- Activity region
- Ryouishi Town, Katagishi Town, Murohama, Nebama, Hakozaki Town, Shirahama, Kariyado, Kuwanohama, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Overview of the Organization
- Ryuutarou Kashiwazaki, Director
- Establishment Purpose
- The purpose of this project is to provide assistance to the community development activities of the Kamaishi Toubu Fishery Cooperative in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture that suffered extensive damage in the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. This assistance involves the recovery of the local town and support for the recovery and independence of local citizens' lives, to help contribute to the future development of local communities in this region.
- Main regions of project activity
- Ryouishi Town, Katagishi Town, Murohama, Nebama, Hakozaki Town, Shirahama, Kariyado, Kuwanohama
- No. of staff
- 41 full members
- Main activities
- (1) Activity support, information dissemination and education relating to reconstruction, disaster reduction, town development and personnel development
- (2) Disaster education, recording and folklore.
- (3) Promotion of activities related to tourism, events, and special local products.
- (4) Education and support for creating healthy and prosperous lifestyles.