The Reconstruction Agency - the 'Control Tower'
Headed by a Minister, the agency acts as the ’Control Tower‘ for all reconstruction efforts, including coordination of reconstruction activities and cooperation with local governments.
The agency was established within the Cabinet to centrally administer reconstruction activities, and expected to exist for no more than 10 years.
The government‘s aim is to restore Tohoku’s position as a place for innovation, and for reconstruction of the affected areas to spur revitalization of the broader Japanese economy.
Minister for Reconstruction and Minister in charge of Comprehensive Policy Coordination for Revival from the Nuclear Accident at Fukushima:
State Minister for Reconstruction
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Reconstruction
History of government’s efforts for the reconstruction
March 11, 2011
Emergency Disaster Response Headquarters were established in the Government.
Supplementary budgets for reconstruction were funded one after another(15 trillion yen(approx.$150B) in total)
“Basic Guidelines for Reconstruction” were issued.
-A timeframe for reconstruction was set to be 10 years, of which first 5 years were set as a intensive
-A total budget for the Intensive Reconstruction Period was set.
-Special zones for reconstruction were set to implement special measures for reconstruction.
-A new budget system was created for reconstruction.
The Reconstruction Agency was established.