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Learning Tourism – Training in Soma and Futaba District

20130613_001People in Soma and Futaba District have been making decisions over and over under the circumstance of uncertainty on everything just after the unprecedented “earthquake”, “tsunami”, and “nuclear accident”. Bridge for Fukushima has collected and stored their knowledge and information on coping method to severe disasters. The training tour will provide these knowledge and information with participants.

 

“Organisational behaviour in an unanticipated emergency” learning from Namie Town Hall, Fukushima

Soma and Futaba District Human Tourism Committee (Bridge for Fukushima as secretariat) aims to enhance people’s interest to Fukushima continuously, through establishing original learning occasion, and it has been developing new programmes for tours utilizing practical learning materials only this district can provide from its experience. “Fukushima Learning Tourism” will be carried out as an experimental trial collaborating with Learning Initiative Inc. (Taiki Kitajima, representative director, Minato-ku, Tokyo) which develops and manages practical learning programme. The trial tour will share special learning occasion only Fukushima can provide through knowledge, information, experience from unprecedented disasters.

Soma and Futaba District Human Tourism Committee (office: 2-22 Satsuki-cho Fukushima-shi, Fukushima, director: Nagamasa Takahashi ) will conduct trial package tour of “Fukushima Fukushima Learning Tourism” on November 15 and 16, 2014, collaborating with Learning Initiative Inc. (Taiki Kitajima, representative director, Minato-ku, Tokyo). The trial tour will share special learning occasion only Fukushima can provide through knowledge, information, experience from unprecedented disasters.

 

Fukushima Learning Tourism “Organisational behaviour in an unanticipated emergency learning from Namie Town Hall, Fukushima” Monitor Tour

Date: November 15 and 16, 2014: a two day and one night tour
Target: person in charge of disaster prevention and training of enterprise, public organisation
* Please contact if anyone beyond the target is interested in this trial package tour
Meeting: at West exit of Fukushima station at 12:00 on 15 November
Finishing: at West exit of Fukushima station at 18:30 (tentative) on 16 November
Content: The tour participants will learn knowledge on the field, details of Fukushima learning tourism, and leaning material about the Great East Japan Earthquake
Fee: free (this programme is subsidised by Fukushima prefectural government’s programme and it covers expenses of transportation, accommodation, and tour participation. Transportation to/from Fukushima and food expenses will not be covered.)
Itinerary:

  • Day 1: PM – simulated experience learning using by Namie-machi town office / Night – stay at Soma and Futaba district
  • Day 2: AM – courtesy visit to Namie-machi town office, and hearing on the situation of the time around the earthquake / PM – review and preparation of action plan

Form: http://bit.ly/1vPZSll
* The invitation will be closed when the full number of 20 is reached.Register by November 1.
References can be downloaded from here:
Fukushima Learning Tourism _ Case Learning Introduction_v100

 

University students attend Fieldwork as a part of research seminar activities.

Bridge for Fukushima will arrange fieldwork of various themes: fisheries, community development, community business, emergency relief, etc. in Soma and Futaba District.
Method: study tour, workshop, meeting with the disaster affected.

HGPI_seminarMethod: study tour, workshop, meeting with the disaster affected.

  • Experience: Harvard Business School, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hosei university, Asia University and more.

 

Contact:
Yusuke Kato (Bridge for Fukushima), Soma and Futaba District Human Tourism Committee
e-mail: info@bridgeforfukushima.org  
TEL&FAX: 024-503-9069

Activity history

Difficulties and distress Namie-machi town officials faced on March 11, 2011

This programme is subsidized by Fukushima prefectural government's programme (Regional Development Bureau of Soma and Futaba District)

Learning session was held on August 27 at Namie town office

The learning session was held on on August 27 supported by Namie town office. This session targeted the officers who transferred at Namie Town office after the earthauake.

Fieldwork of Fukushima reconstruction project by Fukushima High school students on August 27, 2012

Bridge for Fukushima coordinated the fieldwork of Fukushima reconstruction project in Soma and Minamisoma, initiated by Fukushima High school, designated as Super Science High school.

Staff from food industry companies joined the fieldwork on December 8, 2012.

Most of them were related to Fukushima and actively discussed approach to reconstruction.

Let’s find opportunities for pro bono in Fukushima with BFF! “first fieldtrip of BFF activity“ on September 8, 2012

Pro bono is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service.

First student volunteer coordination programme

A volunteer gave comment that ‘I realised there was difference between reality and image of farmers in Fukushima.’ Sharing comments and opinions among participants became an asset for the participants and BFF.

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