FUKUSHIMA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Under its slogan, "Future from Fukushima," the governmental departments of Fukushima Prefecture have been primarily using Facebook as their information-sharing platform, providing a forum for anyone in or outside the prefecture to participate and interact. Here, all government departments collaborate to build a sense of unity in conveying the 'Wonder' and 'Now' of Fukushima to all, throughout the world.
Renewing the Determination to Rebuild
On March 11, a milestone marking five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, a "Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Service and Prayer for Reconstruction" was held in Fukushima city, Fukushima. In addition to offering condolences for the victims who lost their lives in the disaster, Masao Uchibori, governor of Fukushima Prefecture, read a message dedicated to Fukushima's reconstruction to convey a renewed determination to work towards the next stage.
As kindhearted support continues to pour in from scores of people both in and outside of Japan, the residents of the prefecture have continued to steadily advance towards the goal of reconstructing affected areas. On the other hand, however, many areas are still untouched by reconstruction efforts and there are innumerable challenges that yet remain. The prefecture is committed to continuing to proactively share information with Japan as well as the rest of the World. Such efforts aim to promote a deeper understanding of today's Fukushima, a mix of both "light" and "shadow," and to convey the reality of the prefecture's citizens who have united efforts to confront the challenge of reconstruction.