After experiencing the Chuetsu Earthquake in Niigata, I decided that I needed to preserve and pass on my experiences and records.
Therefore, she proposed the creation of Thunderbird, a wide-area disaster welfare support network.
I personally donated the establishment costs and became the founder and vice president.
At that time, I had in my mind a support network across Japan that would help us cope with the great metropolitan area earthquake that would soon come.
However, what Thunderbird encountered was the Great East Japan Earthquake.
I wonder if that memory is still alive in Japan’s political administration.
Looking at the current political and administrative response to the Noto earthquake, it does not appear that the experience of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake is being put to good use.
According to what I hear, all of the people with experience in administrative work have retired, and those currently in charge are all people with no experience.
I think that’s unfortunate.
At Koyama G, many of the employees who suffered hardships during the Chuetsu Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake are working as executives at the site.
The staff look at the disaster-stricken areas as if they were their own.
I remember both the gratitude for the support from all over the country and the confusion like it was yesterday.
In order to preserve those memories, I am planning to organize a photo exhibition in Tokyo, reorganizing photos taken at facilities in the disaster area at the time.
It will also be posted on the Koyama G homepage.
As part of Koyama G’s DNA, this memory must never be lost.
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CEO Yasunari Koyama