IIST e-Magazine No.0266
28, April, 2017
The Tohoku Region Six Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Current Status and Challenges
Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
The disaster-affected areas of Tohoku have recently enjoyed a string of positive developments, including new commercial facilities opening up and evacuation orders being lifted. To ensure a full recovery, we will continue to support the marine processing industry as a key industry in the affected coastal area, as well as channeling resources into the recovery of Fukushima Prefecture.
Engaging with Mongolia’s Roller Coaster Economy (1)
Hokkaido International Exchange and Cooperation Center
Moves to develop business exchange between Mongolia and Hokkaido are gaining momentum. Business people are coming and going between the two regions, where a string of related events have also been held, leading already to the conclusion of several contracts. This article is going to be published in two consecutive issues; No. 0266 and 0267 (31/May/2017).
* Articles are written by METI officials and specialists, economists, journalists, and experts in various fields.
It should be noted, however, that views expressed do not represent the official position of the Japanese government or of IIST.