join our quest to enable the businesses of Tohoku to re-open and kickstart the local economy

Team Work Universal Humanity Interview with surviving business owner... Kanyama... Noboyuki, surviving dentist who lost his wife... Noboyuki, re-opens, honoring his wife... Musical hope... Relief 2.0 in action... Bringing certainty to an uncertain future...

Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

Kadonowaki elementary school documentary -- Ishinomaki

Kadonowaki elementary school

On Mar 11, 2011, an earthquake off Fukushima Prefecture triggered a tsunami that hit Ishinomaki.

There are 362 students and 19 teachers and academic staff dead or missing in Miyagi Prefecture alone.

Interview with Dr Suda 1 year after the Tsunami

Dr Suda is a survivor of the Tsunami. At the age of 70 years old, he is still a dentist and is determined to re-open his dental clinic. Dr Suda did re-open his clinic 2 months after the Tsunami, and his determination did spark off other stores in the area to do so. Come listen to his experience in the past 1 year, post Tsunami.

Peace Boat responds

The mission of Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre is to provide support for the long term social and economic recovery of the Tohoku region of Japan that was affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 2011, focusing on the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture and its environs. Peace Boat works in consultation and partnership with local communities, responding to their situation and needs, enabling and empowering them as part of the recovery process.


Ishinomaki, Miyagi

Relief 2.0 - Japan Art Festival

All for one

I'm currently planning a project to bring art from the artists living in the affected areas in Japan to different parts of the world like NYC, Boston, Singapore, Taiwan and Mexico to help them sell their art and create awareness for the Relief 2.0 movement. One of the goals of this Art Festival is to change mindsets from donation based to one of conscious buying, which would give dignity to survivors who work and earn their own money and benefiting the economy in the disaster areas. I believe that this will accelerate the recovery process.

WonderPot: Charging Electronic Devices while Cooking

From Japan, in response to the limited access to electricity conditions endured after the earthquake and tsunami, comes WonderPot, an amazing pot that will charge your mobile phone and other electronic devices while you boil water or cook a delicious meal. Plus, the potential to partner and turn this solution into a profitable social business model.

Skype Video Conversations with Cesar Chavez Preparatory School about Radiation

Cesar Chaves Public Charter Schools for Public Policy logo

As part of our efforts to connect youth and kids around the world and to create awareness among them about the actual issues that affect us at a local and global level, Relief 2.0 is having two video conversations via Skype with 6th grade students at César Chavez Preparatory School (better known as Chavez Prep) in Washington, DC.


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