On January 19th (Thursday) and 26th (Thursday), 2023, everyone from the Shinjuku area of East Japan Railway Company visited the Minamisanriku 311 Memorial.
It was used as a follow-up training for first-year employees who are in charge of station work in Tokyo.
This training included a lecture by an employee who was affected by the earthquake in Sendai City, and a ride on the BRT that started running after the earthquake. I had you go.
Here are some of the comments received from the participants.
“By participating in the program, I learned that there is not just one answer to where to evacuate, and that it is necessary to make instant decisions. I felt that this was a facility where I could learn about the importance of disaster prevention measures and the importance of life through stories beyond my imagination about situations in which many people lost their lives.”
"It was a facility where I could learn in detail what happened on the day of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and it made me think about it as if it was my own story."The Great East Japan Earthquake far exceeded my expectations." I was very impressed by the fact that there is no 100% evacuation plan.”
“I was able to learn about the actions and lessons learned from the time of the earthquake through discussions, and I was able to remember that Japan and the rest of the world are working together to protect and pass on precious lives. Minamisanriku 311 Memorial Looking at the townscape again after viewing it, the redeveloped townscape is surprisingly beautiful, and I can't help but think that it means that the townscape full of memories and memories of the people living in Minamisanriku has disappeared without a trace. It's just."
“I was strongly impressed by the program's phrase, 'What would you do if XX happened now? The Great East Japan Earthquake caused an unimaginably large tsunami, and even the buildings used as evacuation shelters were unsafe. I felt it was important. Also, when I saw the video of the person who was tearing up and telling the story of that time, I felt the pain of not being able to express it well in words, and I felt that as a Japanese person, I should not forget it. ”
Many of the participants had never visited the Tohoku region or the disaster-stricken coastal areas, and many were surprised to hear stories about the disaster-stricken areas that they had never seen before. I think there are many things we need to do to protect our own safety and the safety of our actual customers. In order to think about it and put it into practice, I would appreciate it if you could make use of the experience and lessons learned in the disaster area, including this museum.
Thank you for visiting us.