The tsunami-devastated region of Kamaishi on the North-East coast is now home to Japan’s first lifeboat station. The prototype Atlantic Pacific ‘Lifeboat in a Box’ — a mobile lifeboat station inside a 40ft shipping container — is intended to prevent the needless loss of life that ensued after the 2011 tsunami. For the local community, the lifeboat also symbolises a hope that their relationship with the sea will be repaired. After a two-week training programme in August 2016, the station and boat are already active having provided safety-cover for a national triathlon held in the region.
Story from one of the Japan 5 and photos from Kana of Hahn 001 providing safety cover and the station moved to its final location.