Considering the Current Condition of the Wide-area Evacuees
We asked Sato, a representative of the Hokkaido Association for Wide-area Evacuation Assistance, regarding the conditions of the evacuees and the projects he undertook to support them. His organization works to support the people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and evacuated to Hokkaido.
This year (2016), starting with Fukushima Prefecture, privately-rented temporary housing will cease to be provided for free. It seems that many are forced to choose if they wish to keep living in Hokkaido or if they want to return to their hometown.
Regarding this, Sato has to consider, as the period of evacuation becomes longer and longer, what triggers evacuated people to feel they have returned to normal life from that of evacuation.
Featuring: Nobuhiro Sato (Representative Director, Hokkaido Association for Wide-area Evacuation Assistance, General Incorporated Association)
Reporter: Mamiko Conda (Cafe Philo de Sendai)
Planning: Cafe Philo de Sendai
Filming/Editing: Naoki Hamada
Filming Assistant: Reo Murata
Production: center for remembering 3.11
Filming Date: May 26th, 2016
Filming Location: sendai mediatheque
※This interview was conducted for the “51st Considering the Current Condition of the Evacuees at/from the Disaster Area” by the Thinking Table at Cafe Philo de Sendai. Details can be viewed from the following URL: