National media group spotlights Dilena Takeyama Center project on the disaster in Fukushima

June 4, 2014
An abandoned school along the coast of northeastern Japan shows the devastation caused by the 2011 tsunami

The Dilena Takeyama Center's planned project about the lives of residents in Fukushima has been featured by the media organization Images & Voices of Hope as an example of ways to show how a community copes with post-disaster recovery issues.
Under the project, "After the Disaster: Rebuilding Lives and Communities in Fukushima," the center will lead a team of San Francisco State University students to Japan to meet with residents who were displaced by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. The students will develop stories about the residents, using their personal experiences to examine a variety of recovery issues, such as trauma, the loss of homes and jobs and the need to point their lives toward the future.