The Tohoku region of Japan, especially Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefecture, suffered devastating damage by the tsunami and the nuclear power plant disaster caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on 11 March 2011. Although there have been some activities of promoting Tohoku products to support reconstruction, a mood of refraining from sightseeing is still profound in tourism, causing troubles for tourist destinations such as hot springs.
As a response, Tabimusubi offers "Eco-tourism of Learning about Disaster" for local government officers, emergency management officers and researchers"". We believe it makes it possible for them to research and accumulate know-how of "reconstruction, disaster prevention and reduction" from this disaster, at the same time helping local economic recovery by with opportunity to create employment.
Furthermore, in order to make "Tohoku countryside" which is suffering from depopulation a valuable tourism product that can drive local economy forward, we support tourism promotion, town planning and community revitalization projects that utilize Tohoku-specific resources such as its nature, history and culture.
We propose travel of "learning" that contributes to the reconstruction of Tohoku through encountering, learning and experiencing its industry, which has played a large role in the growth of Japan with primary industry as the key.
We believe support on long-term basis is essential for the reconstruction of the affected areas. We are planning a town tour and shopping tour to see the progress of the reconstruction, and participation of local activities such as festival and sports fest, which will be good opportunities to realize treasures of Tohoku.
Furthermore, for further "learning", collaborating with primary industry such as agriculture and fishery, we offer opportunities to learn about local resources, tasting fresh food products.
Making a visiting program in affected areas for development of tour products related to disaster (Major travel agency)
Planning of in-house training curriculum for making policy proposals for reconstruction support. Visiting Minamisanriku, making in-house training program including the hearing with key person in the field (Major think tank)
Making visiting program for shop group that is considering the project for reconstruction assistance (store group in Tokyo region)