Civil Society

April 24, 2012


Japanese Gov't Releases Social Business Case Book for Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Keywords: Disaster Reconstruction Eco-business / Social Venture Government Non-manufacturing industry 

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released on January 13, 2012, a new edition of the Social Business Case Book that describes projects dedicated to the early reconstruction of the area devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

The projects presented 27 case examples in this edition, including the "Oyster for Oyster" project, in which people can make relief donations to quake-affected oyster farmers in Higashi Matsushima, Miyagi, in Tohoku, by purchasing oysters harvested off the coast of Ama, Shimane, in western Japan. Another example is the "Security Fund to Support the Disaster Area," which is a private fund to support disaster-stricken companies by gathering investments of 10,500 yen (about US$136) per share.

In the disaster area, continuous assistance to help revive regional industries and create jobs is an urgent need and social businesses are expected to play an important role. MITI plans to support the expansion of such social businesses conducive to the reconstruction efforts.

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Posted: 2012/04/24 06:00:15 AM



METI publishes “Social Business Case Book (Post-Disaster Reconstruction Edition)”
- Social businesses focusing on the reconstruction of quake-affected areas -