Research and Practice

MoUs with Local Governments

IRIDeS has entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with multiple local governments in the Tohoku region that were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in order to contribute to their recovery and building back better. To date, we have concluded agreements with 11 local governments in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. We have also made MoUs with a town affected by a more recent flooding disaster, and disaster museum managed by Iwate Prefecture. 

Partner Date of Conclusion
Tagajo City, Miyagi February 8, 2013
Watari Town, Miyagi June 25, 2013
City of Iwanuma, Miyagi July 12, 2013
Kesennuma City, Miyagi July 13, 2013 and July 27, 2018
Higashi Matsushima City, Miyagi August 21, 2013
Yamamoto Town, Miyagi December 24, 2013
City of Sendai, Miyagi January 9, 2014
City of Rikuzentakata, Iwate February 7, 2014
City of Natori, Miyagi August 5, 2015
Ishinomaki City, Miyagi May 29, 2017
Marumori Town, Miyagi January 21, 2019
Otsuchi Town, Iwate April 9, 2020
Iwate Tsunami Memorial Museum November 11, 2020
Iwaki City, Fukushima October 3, 2022