Nahoko Harada is a PhD nursing student from Tokyo. She has been traveling back and forth between Boston, Tokyo and the Tohoku region helping tsunami survivors and healthcare providers cope with the new reality of healthcare in the Tohoku region. I spoke with Nahoko, together with Robin Low of Relief 2.0 to find out what are some of the challenges facing the tsunami survivors.
Mr Abe is one of the thousands of tsunami survivors who lost their homes in the Tohoku tsunami on March 11th 2011. He now lives with his wife and daughter at the Kasetsu Ohashi Danchi Temporary home in Ishinomaki. Tsunami shelters or temporary homes now dot the Ishinomaki landscape and they look very similar to the trailer parks that you would find in North America. We spoke with Mr Abe to learn what life in a shelter is like.