Grassroots Responses to the Tohoku Earthquake of 11 March 2011: Overcoming the Dichotomy between Victim and Helper

This article discusses how to overcome victim/helper dualism and highlights how Soka Gakkai members responded in the aftermath of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Photo credit: Signboard created by Kenichi Kurosawa featuring the words “Keep going, Ishinomaki!” (Ganbaro! Ishinomaki), April 2011 © Seikyo Shimbun

  • Humanitarian relief