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Speech by the representative of the Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters,Yoshiyuki Ishizaki

The first Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters meeting

I am Yoshiyuki Ishizaki, and I am here today representing the Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters.
Today, we held the first Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters meeting.
We reiterate our sincerest regret to the people of Fukushima for the tremendous amount of grief and sorrow caused by the terrible events that unfolded at our nuclear power stations.
When I came here on January 1st and had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of the local people, especially those in the Hamadori region, I was very saddened to learn that many of those who I was close to still have not been able to return to their homes in this area.
The other day, a resident of Iwaki City shared a story with me that brings to mind something of importance that I would now like to share with you.
As the devastating earthquake and Tsunami wove its path of destruction through the Eastern parts of Japan, Iwaki City and its citizens were unfortunately not spared as the area suffered much damage and many people lost their lives. In spite of being reduced to such severe and desperate circumstances, the people of Iwaki City opened their doors to the many evacuees who had managed to find their way there. In particular, many of those from Naraha, Tomioka, Okuma and Futaba who were unable to return to their homes ended up staying in the Hamadori region of Iwaki City.
According to the mayor of Iwaki City, more than 20,000 evacuees are presently residing in Iwaki City.
However, it has been brought to my attention that with the passage of time, there now seem to be many cases where the initial warm feelings of welcome that were extended to the refugees have turned into feelings of bitterness.
One Iwaki City resident said "Please pay heed to our voices and understand the circumstances we are in. Obviously TEPCO should apologize for all the trouble we have been through, but what we really want is more appreciation". These words pierced my heart and made me realize how impossible it is to truly understand how the people of Iwaki City feel without living here ourselves.
The Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters has now been established and this area is now our new home. We are here for the long haul. We intend to move forward one step at a time until we build a positive record of accumulated achievements that will inevitably lead to the full restoration of this area and overturn the present feelings of bitterness into an optimism that can look towards the future with hope.
Motivated by deep remorse for the afflicted, we will come together as one to fulfill all of our responsibilities so that Fukushima can be restored to its original state of beauty and glory.
We appreciate your continuing support. Thank you.

 

January 11, 2013

・ January 4, 2013 Speech at the opening ceremony of the Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters

Organization Chart

Organization Chart
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The Fukushima Revitalization Headquarter Meeting

The "Fukushima Revitalization Headquarter Meeting" comprised of our Chairman, President, relevant executive officers including the representative of the Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters and in Fukushima Prefecture has been established to discuss and publicize important matters related to Fukushima revitalization such as compensation, decontamination, revitalization promotion, etc.

Documents used in the second meeting(Jun 28,2013)
Implementation Progress Status of Measures Related to Compensation, Decontamination and Revitalization Promotion (PDF 335KB)

Documents used in the first meeting(January 11,2013)
Relocation of "Office Service Center" to Fukushima(PDF 11.6KB)
International Advisory Team for Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(PDF 11.3KB)
Revitalization Promotion Activities Performed during the Year-end and New Year Period(PDF 11.5KB)

Regular press conference by the representative of the Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters, Yoshiyuki Ishizaki

[February 4, 2013]
Handouts
Approval of Changes Made to the Special Business Plan
FY2012 Third Quarter Financial Results (April 1 through December 31, 2012)
Compensation for Mental Damages Provided for High School Students and the Younger in the Former Emergency Evacuation Preparation Zone
Implementation Progress Status of Measures Related to Compensation, Decontamination and Revitalization Promotion (PDF 404KB)

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