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Project Study "The Study on the Effective Countermeasures Against Earthquake and Tsunami Disasters; Lesson Learned from the Disaster and Recovery"

Progress of Grand design making of disaster affected areas in Miyagi Prefecture

(As of July 28, 2011)

City/TownProgressFeature of the grand designTarget date
  • Kesennuma-shi reconstruction policy (4.04)
  • Kesennuma-shi eartquake disaster reconstruction council (6.19)
  • Kesennuma-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction citizen's committee (6.21)
  • Harbor districts are declared as disaster areas to prevent disorganized development but to realize the comprehensive town-making.
  • Kesennuma-shi Reconstruction plan (September)
  • An outline of Minamisanriku-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (4.28)
  • Minamisanriku-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction plan-making committee (6.10)
  • Minamisanriku-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction town meeting (setting up)
  • A draft of Minamisanriku-cho Earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (6.27)
  • The basic philosophy:
    "The creative reconstruction for a peaceful and lively town with a connection of Nature, Human being, and Livelihoods"
    Goal1. Development of a town with peace of minds where citizens can live long.
    Goal2. Development of a town in harmony with nature.
    Goal3. Development of a town with livelihoods and prosperities.
  • The creative reconstruction term is divided into 3 phases:
    The rehabilitation phase: fiscal 2011 – 2013
    The reconstruction phase: fiscal 2012 – 2017
    The development phase: fiscal 2014 - 2020
  • Minamisanriku-cho reconstruction plan (September)
  • Ishinomaki-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (4.27)
  • The advisory council (5.15)
  • The citizen's committee for reconstruction basic plan (6.14)
  • Protect houses, schools, and hospitals in urban areas far from upland by a multiple ways of defense (dikes and roads).
  • Collective relocation to upland is under discussion for the fishery settlements surrounded by uplands.
  • Ishinomaki-shi reconstruction plan (November)
  • Onagawa-cho reconstruction plan-making committee (5.01)
  • A public hearing (5.22)
  • Uplands to be secured for relocated houses.
  • Development as a seaport town with beach tourism.
  • Onagawa-cho reconstruction plan (August)
Higashi matsushima-shi
  • Higashimatsushima-shi "Great East Japan Earthquake disaster" rehabilitation and reconstruction policy (4.11)
  • Higashi matsushima-shi disaster reconstruction town development plan advisory Council (6.28)
  • Higashi matsushima-shi disaster reconstruction town development discussion session (7.26)
  • Safe collective relocations to uplands with consideration to conserve the communities.
  • Higashimatsushima-shi reconstruction and town development plan (December)
  • Matsushima-cho reconstruction plan exploratory committee (5.21)
  • A basic policy draft (7.08)
  • Matsushima-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (7.19)
  • The basic policy draft:
    "Build up a system to support each other at times of disaster, with responsibility to contribute to the neighboring communities."
  • Increase incoming tourists to create new Matushima without yielding to harmful rumors.
  • Matsushima-cho reconstruction plan (December)
  • Rifu-cho earthquake reconstruction plan-making committee (6.15)
  • Things under discussion:
    -Collective relocations and raising of housing lands of tsunami hit areas like Akanuma district.
  • Rifu-cho reconstruction plan (December)
  • Shiogama-shi earthquake reconstruction headquarters meeting (5.09)
  • Shiogama-shi earthquake reconstruction plan exploratory committee (6.06)
  • A draft of Shiogama-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy(6.05)
  • A ten-year plan for "reconstruction" of a comfortable and lively town with a priority of recovery of livelihood.
  • A guideline for Shiogama-shi reconstruction plan (September)
  • Shiogama-shi reconstruction plan (December)
  • Tagajo-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (4.19)
  • A reconstruction making the most of Tagajo’s identity (An eternal history).
  • An environment, resources, and energy friendly reconstruction.
  • A speedy recovery and rehabilitation.
  • A reconstruction with well balanced cost and effect.
  • Proper requests to the prefecture and the national government.
  • A vision for Tagajo-shi reconstruction plan (August)
  • Tagajo-shi reconstruction plan (October)
  • Shichigahama-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (4.25)
  • The earthquake reconstruction exploratory committee (setting up)
  • Considering urgency and direction of the countermeasures, the term is divided into 3 phases:
    The rehabilitation phase [3years]
    The reconstruction phase [5years]
    The development phase [10years]
  • Shichigahama-cho earthquake disaster reconstrucion plan for the former term (December)
  • Sendai-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (4.01)
  • The reconstruction discussion meeting (5.21)
  • Sendai-shi Earthquake disaster reconstruction vision (announced in May)
  • The reconstruction town development public meeting (6.12)
  • The earthquake disaster reconstruction exploratory committee (setting up)
  • Protection of citizens’ lives and livelihoods with a viewpoint of "Disaster Reduction"
  • Sendai-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction plan (October)
  • Natori-shi new future meeting (5.22)
  • 100 citizen's meeting (6.05)
  • Guidelines of "new future meeting" for making the reconstruction plan:
    1. A town with a secure feeling against disasters.
    2. A town makes the most of the attractions of Yuriage.
  • Natori-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction plan (September)
  • Iwanuma-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (4.25)

  • The earthquake reconstruction committee (5.07)
  • Respect the intention for collective relocation from the coastal area.
  • Make a "natural symbiosis city" which makes the most of renewable energy in a relatively inland.
  • Iwanuma-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction grand design (not determined yet)
  • Iwanuma-shi earthquake disaster reconstruction plan (August)
  • Watari-cho earthquake reconstruction council (6.22)
  • The reconstruction basic policy:
    1. Develop a town with "safety" and "secure".
    2. Develop a town which is easy to live, and reflects how Watari has been.
    3. Develop a town with "livelihood" and "liveliness"
  • Watari-cho Earthquake disaster reconstruction basic plan (September)
  • Watari-cho Earthquake disaster reconstruction plan (December)
  • The earthquake reconstruction advisory council (6.19)
  • The earthquake reconstruction council (6.19)
  • Make a central city aiming "development of a compact city" to promote relocation of the residents in the devastated coastal areas.
  • Yamamoto-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction basic policy (August)
  • Yamamoto-cho earthquake disaster reconstruction plan (December)
  • Japan Institute of Construction Engineering, portable website for Great East Japan Earthquake and disaster reconstruction plan information
  • Websites of the municipalities listed above.


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