Working for Recovery from Great East Japan Earthquake – Yahoo! JAPAN’s Initiatives Seen from Data
After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Yahoo! JAPAN has undertaken various initiatives, including emergency relief assistance and reconstruction support activities.
This page looks back on some of our efforts made to date with data, including the amount of money and number of people involved in supporting the Tohoku region.
In July 2012, Yahoo! JAPAN opened Yahoo! JAPAN Ishinomaki Recovery Base (currently Yahoo! JAPAN Ishinomaki Base), as a hub for its disaster recovery business. Three or more employees have been stationed to engage in disaster recovery in the Tohoku region.
Funds raised for Tohoku
7.27 billion yen
People who supported Tohoku
Supported organizations in Tohoku/Collaborating organizations
The figures included in this page are based on the data analyzed and provided by K-three Inc. ©2021 K-three Inc.
Funds raised for Tohoku After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Yahoo! JAPAN has carried out various support activities through Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising, charity auctions, Recovery Department Store, and others.
※1 In addition to this, a revenue of JPY 3.6 billion was raised from the Reborn-Art Festival, in which Yahoo!JAPAN participated as a board member.
※2 Figures in the graph are rounded to the closest JPY million.
※3 Calculation method of revenue differs by Recovery Department Store, Tohoku Yell Market, and Yell Market due to tools used.
※4 Revenues of charity auctions are extracted from the special feature on Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction support and the 3.11 Project for Tohoku.
※5 Fisherman Japan is included here as a project primarily established by Yahoo! JAPAN.
People who supported Tohoku A large number of users have participated in the support programs and events hosted/co-hosted by Yahoo! JAPAN and its services, including “Search for 3.11: Searching is Supporting,” Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising, and Tour de Tohoku.
※1 Cumulative total of searches between 2014 and 2020
※2 Sum of participating riders and volunteers between FY2013 and FY2019
※3 Fisherman Japan-related figures
Supported organizations in Tohoku/Collaborating organizations Yahoo! JAPAN has provided support for a wide range of NPOs and other organizations in Tohoku, through Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising, charity auctions, 3.11 programs, etc. Yahoo! JAPAN has also worked with diverse corporations in collaborative projects and events.
※1 Cumulative total of organizations supported by Yahoo Japan Foundation, Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising, Search for 3.11, and charity auctions
※2 Figure for Tour de Tohoku includes the organizer, co-organizer, and cooperating organizations; organizations involved for multiple years/times are counted once only.
※3 Certain individuals are counted as organizations for TRITON Project and TRITON BASE: “fishery workers involved in the fishery worker development programs” (TRITON Project) and “cumulative total of fishery worker residents” (TRITON BASE)
※4 Since the number of Yell Market stores fluctuates from time to time, the number of Tohoku-based stores participating in the Yell Market as of March 3, 2021 is shown here, not the cumulative total over the decade.
Expansion of emergency disaster response After the 2011 earthquake, Yahoo! JAPAN has launched various pages and services to bring needed information to users.
300 million PVs
※30 million PVs (estimated PVs per day) x 10 days (number of days of planned TEPCO power outages after the start of this service)
180 million PVs
※10 million PVs (estimated PVs) x 18 days (number of days from the start of this service to the announcement of improved power forecast for TEPCO’s service areas)
Disaster Alert app
20 million users
All Japan Disaster Prevention Test
※All Japan Disaster Prevention Test: Total number of participants of the three tests conducted between 2018 and 2019 on the topics of earthquakes and floods
1240 + local
governments Population covered
(As of end of February 2021)
※Total number of relief supplies considered as the number of recipients
Activities in and from Ishinomaki In July 2012, Yahoo! JAPAN opened Yahoo! JAPAN Ishinomaki Recovery Base (currently Ishinomaki Base), as a hub for its disaster recovery business. Three or more employees were stationed to engage in disaster recovery in the Tohoku region.
How has the Base inspired the Ishinomaki city and the Tohoku region? Here are some of the findings seen from the questionnaire conducted with people in Ishinomaki City and other areas of Tohoku.
Involved organizations based in Tohoku
Involved organizations based outside Tohoku
People and organizations associated with Yahoo! JAPAN Ishinomaki projects
Voices of people in and outside Ishinomaki City
Thanks to Yahoo! JAPAN and members who stood by Ishinomaki City, we were able to make our wish come true and were able to deliver “Made in Ishinomaki” products to a lot of people.
As we are passing a milestone, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the people involved in Yahoo! JAPAN Ishinomaki projects. It was very encouraging for us living in the area and across Japan to see that a big company like Yahoo! JAPAN set up a base for recovery in the devastated Ishinomaki, ahead of everyone else and launched a variety of projects. Your work has opened up the potential of the local areas.
Working with Yahoo! JAPAN has brought me a number of things: ideas never thought of in the conventional fishery, visions for the future, and change of awareness. Yahoo! JAPAN has triggered transformation in Ishinomaki.
The very fact that many actions were taken at the time of catastrophe encouraged many people and created a huge impact on society that cannot be measured by numbers.
※Extracted from the remarks received in the questionnaire.
Involvement of Yahoo! JAPAN employees in Yahoo! JAPAN’s reconstruction support activities Aside from Yahoo! JAPAN’s organizational involvement in emergency/disaster response and reconstruction support activities, many Yahoo! JAPAN employees have also taken part in Tour de Tohoku and other events as volunteers. How have Yahoo! JAPAN’s reconstruction support activities inspired its employees? Here are some of the findings seen from the questionnaire conducted with Yahoo! JAPAN employees.
|Recognition of 3.11 reconstruction support projects|
|Interest in reconstruction support projects|
|Impression of reconstruction support projects|
|Do you think that Yahoo! JAPAN’s 3.11 reconstruction support projects are something very illustrative of Yahoo! JAPAN?|
|Do you think that Yahoo! JAPAN’s 3.11 reconstruction support projects are important to Yahoo! JAPAN?|
|Have the reconstruction support projects impacted you personally? (256 responses in total)|
Voices of employees
I was a student living in Tohoku and was just in the middle of a recruitment seminar held by Yahoo! JAPAN in Roppongi, Tokyo when the earthquake struck. I saw the company take swift actions to support reconstruction ahead of other Internet service companies, and as I was luckily offered the job, I decided to join the company.
I am proud to be part of the company that has continually supported the reconstruction since then.
Using my personal time, I helped an antenna shop for Ishinomaki as a volunteer for nine years. The fact that the company I work with is responsibly engaged in reconstruction projects had positive effects on my off-the-job activities, motivating me and sometimes leading to actual deals.
※Extracted from the remarks received in the questionnaire.