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JICA Study Tour Ⅱ (People with Disabilities)

Disasters & People with Disabilities

People with disabilities tend to be particularly vulnerable at times of disaster. In fact, there is data to suggest that at the time of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the rate of mortality of people with disabilities in major disaster-stricken regions was twice the mortality rate of the population of these regions as a whole. Thus, it is necessary to implement appropriate disaster prevention arrangements and support for those with disabilities. During this tour, participants will hear about the decisions and experiences of people with disabilities, and those close to them. Participants will also gain knowledge about the support made available to people with disabilities, and the subsequent lessons learned.


    • 7:30

      Leave Tokyo Station

    • 11:30 - 12:30

      Commutan Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture Centre for Environmental Creation (Miharu Town)

      Learn an overview of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Accident.

    • 14:00 - 15:15

      Social Welfare Corporation (Hirono Town)

      Listen to thoughts on evacuation and return from the perspective of a social welfare facility.
      Guest Speaker: Representative from a social welfare facility

    • 16:15 - 17:30

      Sports Center (Iwaki City)

      Listen to a first-hand account of what a person with disabilities experienced during the disaster.
      Guest Speaker: Wheelchair Sports Athletes

    • 18:00 - 18:45

      Shopping Center(Iwaki City)


    • 20:00

      Hotel (Tomioka Town)

      Stay in a hotel built by people who met each other in the place they were evacuated to.


    • 8:00

      Leave The Hotel

      Pass through Route 6 (partial difficult-to-return zone)

    • 8:30 - 10:30

      Namie Town Hall (Namie Town)

      Hear about the government's efforts toward people with disabilities during disasters.
      Guest Speaker:Namie Town Hall Officer

    • Ukedo District (Namie Town) Guided Visit

      Tour the Ukedo District which was the victim of major tsunami damage.

    • 11:00 - 12:30

      Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital (Minamisoma City)

      Hear about the management of medical sites at the time of a disaster.
      Guest Speaker: Dr Tomoyoshi Oikawa from Head of Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital

    • 12:40 - 13:40

      Japanese Restaurant (Minamisoma City)

      Enjoy a lunch that features local products.

    • 13:50 - 16:15

      Workshop (Minamisoma City)

    • 18:00

      Arrive at Fukushima Station

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