Message from Founder
TAKEO SAIJO, Ph. D. (Director of the project)
A full-time lecturer of the master degree course (MBA) of the Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University. Specialized in psychology and (scientific) philosophy. He systematized a metatheory called "Structural Constructivism". From Sendai, Miyagi Pref.
Historically Eastern Japan was hit by a massive earthquake every thousand years. Recently, it occured on March 11th, 2011. As of June 16th, over 15,300 precious lives were lost and still 7,700 were missing. I lost my favorite uncle, his body was discovered one month after the tsunami.
Even within Japan, people in outside of the affected areas are now thinking this event as a past one, but those who lost all the irreplaceable things such as family, friends, job and their hometown, are still exposed to harsh conditions. Necessary supplies have not been distributed enough. More than 100 thousands people in shelters are still forced to live in difficult circumstances and residents of partially destroyed houses are even in dire situations with no supports from governments and large NPOs such as Japan Red Cross simply because they can live in their houses.
The damage level of this massive and unprecedented complex earthquake is so widely varied per area and individual that it is extremely difficult for the government and the existing framework to identify and determine all affected areas, and to provide necessary supports.
This is why I started this project to reach out people and communities out of official supports.