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Great East Japan Earthquake: Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture Implementation of Town Development Based on Talk between Council of Reconstruction & Town Development and City Administration
• Higashimatsushima City of Miyagi Prefecture, with a population of about 43,000 (before the earthquake), was severely damaged from the Great East Japan Earthquake. About 97% of the total households was damaged mainly due to the tsunami. In particular, concerning seven seriously damaged districts, such as Nobiru District, relocation to hilly areas and surrounding areas of existing urban areas is planned, while ensuring the security of inland area with the use of disaster prevention green spaces and high embankment.
• In addition, considering the requests of local communities, it was decided to collectively relocate the residential areas to upland, and reassign the disaster damaged entire area south of Touna Canal as a non-residential area to be used for the location of industries, parks and green spaces, etc.