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2012.08.13. Updates from BJMRI

posted Aug 13, 2012, 9:35 AM by mami sato   [ updated Aug 21, 2012, 12:44 PM ]

Boston-Japan Medical Relief Initiative was formed immediately following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 in order to coordinate Boston-area physicians, hospitals, medical research centers, and other concerned parties to help address the ensuing medical crisis in Japan.

It almost has been one and a half year from the tragedy, and we can see a lot of changes in Tohoku area. Residents and people who have been helping the area made a lot of progresses in order to rebuild the town. There are a lot of changes and progresses for the medical needs in the area. About after one year from 3.11, the needs for dispatched doctors and medical related people have been decreased. Because of this situation change, BJMRI ended dispatching doctors and medical related people to the disaster area and decided to move to next phrase.

Tohoku area still needs a lot of supports, and people in the area are working hard everyday to rebuild better hometown.  

This summer, BJMRI is currently conducting a medical anthropology project at Minami-sanriku! We will update more about this project later.

We are also planning to join the other projects in Iwate area as well. We are not only targeting to support the victims directly but helping those people who have been helping rebuilt Tohoku.

We will update our activity and progress of our second phrase on this webpage.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at


* Sanriku Project is to help facilitate the recovery and rebuilding process along the Sanriku coast through empowering local residents and building community resilience. (


私たち (ボストン医療支援団)は、東日本大震災への医療支援として現地への医師及び医療関係者を派遣し復興支援に協力してきました。