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Date Milestones in the development of the National Diet Library Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Archive
HINAGIKU
Major events
Milestone Affiliated Organizations Number of affiliations
2011.3.11   The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake occurrs.
2011.3.25    The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University announces the launch of the Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters project.
2011.4.11   "Holding of the Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake " is approved by the Japanese cabinet.
2011.5.10    The Seven Principles for the Reconstruction Framework are determined in the Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
"Principle 1" states "we shall record the disaster for eternity ..., and we shall have the disaster scientifically analyzed by a broad range of scholars to draw lessons that will be shared with the world and passed down to posterity."
2011.5.24   "Holding of Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of the Tokyo Electric Power Company" is approved by the Japanese cabinet.
2011.6.24   "Act on Promotion of Tsunami Countermeasures"(FY2011 Act Article 77) is enacted. November 5 is determined as"Tsunami Disaster Prevention Day"
The Reconstruction Headquarters in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake is established. The Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake is established in the above organization.
2011.7.29   The Basic Guidelines for Reconstruction in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake were determined by the Reconstruction Headquarters in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. (In the section 2"Reconstruction Period", "Reconstruction Period" was defined as the ten years through FY2020 and the first five years in high demand for reconstruction as a "Concentrated Reconstruction Period." The section 5 (4) ⑥ "Academic research and study on the disaster, recording the disaster and handing lessons learned on to the next generation" stated "Establish an integrated mechanism of storage and application that enables anyone from in and out of Japan to have access to the records and other relevant information, and broadly communicate the accumulated information domestically and internationally."
2011.8.11   The Basic Guidelines for Reconstruction in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake are revised by the Reconstruction Headquarters in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.(Remark is added in the section 4(3)⑤"Schedule")
2011.8.29 "Cooperative agreement for the digital archive of the Great East Japan Earthquake between the National Diet Library and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University" is concluded.   
2011.9.12   The Great East Japan Earthquake archive project "Michinoku-Shinrokuden" is started by the Research Group on Disaster Prevention and Management at Tohoku University.
2011.11.20   The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission is established.
2011.11.21   The project to construct the infrastructure for the "Great East Japan Earthquake Archive"★ starts by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (The third supplementary budget for FY2011 passes).
2011.12.2   The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission of Tokyo Electric Power Company releases the 'Fukushima Nuclear Accident Analysis Report (Interim Report)'.
2011.12.26   The Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Electric Power Company releases the 'Interim Report'.★
2012.1.11   International United Symposium on Great East Japan Earthquake Archives is held by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Research Group on Disaster Prevention and Management at Tohoku University, Tohoku University Library, and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.
2012.2.10   Reconstruction Agency is established.
The Reconstruction Headquarters in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake is abolished. Reconstruction Promotion Council and Reconstruction Promotion Committee are established in Reconstruction Agency.
2012.2.23The press release titled "About the efforts for building the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive" is issued.   
2012.3.8   The collaborative campaign by libraries "Let's donate records of the earthquake disaster to libraries" is launched. (The working groups: Iwate Prefectural Library, Miyagi Prefectural Library, Fukushima Prefectural Library, Sendai City Library, Iwate University Library, Tohoku University Library, Fukushima University Library, and Kobe University Library)
2012.3.14Symposium "Acquiring and preserving memories of 3.11: Establishing a Great East Japan Earthquake Archive " is held.   
2012.3.31   The research Group on Disaster Prevention and Management at Tohoku University is dissolved.
2012.4.1   The international Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University is established.
2012.4.11The development of HINAGIKU is initiated by the NDL in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Information and Communications Bureau Advanced Information Systems and Software Division.   
2012.5.1"Basic Policy for the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive Project" is formulated.   
2012.6.20   The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission of Tokyo Electric Power Company releases the 'Fukushima Nuclear Accident Analysis Report'.
2012.7.2"The joint meeting for system construction of archive related to the Great East Japan Earthquake" is held with the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University.   
2012.7.5   The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission releases the 'The official report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission'.
2012.7.6"The Great East Japan Earthquake Archive Action Plan" is formulated.   
2012.7.23   The investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Electric Power Company releases the 'Final Report'.
2012.9.19   Nuclear Regulation Authority is established.
2012.9.28   The Japanese cabinet approves the abolition of Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
2012.10.23   The first round table meeting of the project to construct the infrastructure for the "Great East Japan Earthquake Archive" is held.
2012.10.24   The Secretariat of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission is closed.
2012.11.5-12.7The National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake archive (beta version) opened to the public.   
2012.12.26   The "Basic Policy" is approved by the Japanese cabinet.
The preamble states "The Government will go out to the disaster-stricken areas and will create a "new Tohoku" as a place of creative power and potential, rather than stopping at merely the "minimum level of livelihood rehabilitation." "
2013.1.10-2.1The National Diet library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (beta version) had new functions added.   
2013.1.11    A "Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archives" is held (by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University, and the Tohoku University Library, with support from the National Diet Library.
2013.1.23   The second round table meeting of the project to construct the infrastructure for the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive is held.
2013.1.24-1.25   An international conference on Opportunities and Challenges of Participatory Digital Archives: Lessons from the March 11, 2011 Great Eastern Japan Disaster is held by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts,USA.
2013.2.6   The Reconstruction Promotion Committee approves the Reconstruction Promotion Committee FY2012 Report on Discussions
Section 6. "Keeping Records of the Disaster and Passing the Lessons Learnt on to the Next Generation (Tasks)," states that "In promoting the construction of an archive, it would be both practical and effective to focus primarily on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive initiative being undertaken by the National Diet Library, which is already underway. First and foremost, it is important for the National Diet Library to play a central role in collaborating with NPOs, companies and research institutes, and the smooth development is expected."
2013.2.25A Working Group of Libraries Damaged during the Great East Japan Earthquake is established at a liaison meeting of university libraries, with the National Diet Library named to serve as secretariat.   
2013.3.7The National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (HINAGIKU) is opened to the public.Affiliated archives that collaborated from the start of the project (in alphabetic order)
・Aomori Digital Archive System
・KAHOKU SHIMPO DISASTERS ARCHIVE
・Current Awareness Portal
・National Diet Library Web Archiving Project(WARP)
・National Diet Library Japanese Periodicals Index
・National Diet Library Online Public Access Catalog
・National Diet Library Digital Collections

・Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster Materials Collection

・Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Library Catalog
・Great East Japan Earthquake Archives Fukushima
・East Japan Earthquake Picture Project
・Michinoku Shinrokuden System
・Memories for the Future
・Rikuzentakata Earthquake Archive
・Research Center for Cooperative Civil Societies(Rikkyo University)
・CiNii Articles
・JAIRO
・J-STAGE
・NHK Great East Japan Earthquake Archive
・Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters
・FNN Remembering 3/11
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2013.3.25   The third round table meeting of the project to construct the infrastructure for the "Great East Japan Earthquake Archive" is held.
2013.3.26The NDL, in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, commemorates the launch of HINAGIKU with symposium on The Will to Preserve and the Effort to Hand Down to Future Generations Records of the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive.   
2013.3.29The HINAGIKU system developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is transferred to the NDL.   
2013.4.24The NDL and International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University conclude an Agreement for Mutual Cooperation.   
2013.4.30The National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake archive metadata schema is opened to the public.   
2013.5.10   The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications revises its Guidelines for Subsidies to Promote the Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (Special Account Budget for Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake) by adding a Project to Promote Digitalization of Records from Affected Areas for establishing digital archives related to the earthquake.
   The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announces its Guidelines for Establishment and Operation of Digital Archive Related to Earthquake Disasters.
2013.6.4An application programming Interface (API) for HINAGIKU is opened to the public.   
2013.6.5   The Reconstruction Promotion Committee issues an interim report entitled Towards the Creation of New Tohoku".
Article Ⅱ"Towards the Creation of New Tohoku, section 4 "Directions of Policies and Measures>(1)③"Sharing consciousness of disaster prevention at the level of the populace" stated "Promoting the development of facilities and the establishment of archives to pass on the records of the Great East Japan Earthquake to subsequent generations"
2013.8.7 New collaborations
Remembering 3.11: Records of the Great East Japan Earthquake
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2013.8.20The NDL reports on the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (HINAGIKU) at the 79th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Singapore.   
2013.11.1"Meeting on the interim report from the working group on libraries damaged during the Great East Japan Earthquake " is held.   
2013.11.8 New collaborations
・Red Cross Nuclear Disaster Resource Center Digital Archives
・NWEC Women and Disaster Archive
24 
2013.11.22 New collaboration
The Shinsai bunko (Sendai City Library Collection of materials related to the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011)
25 
2013.12.4 New collaboration
NHK Great East Japan Earthquake Sound Archives
26 
2013.12.13A Workshop for Cataloging and Preserving Documents, Photographs, and Animations Related to the Great East Japan Earthquake -Benefiting from Experience and Know-How Acquired during Support Activities to the Affected Areas is held.   
2013.12.17   The New Tohoku Public and Private Partnership Promotion Council is established, with the Reconstruction Agency named to serve as secretariat.
2014.1.9"The workshop related to the earthquake Archive - From the experience of NZ Canterbury earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake" is held.   
2014.1.10"The first liaison meeting of the Great East Japan Earthquake archive with concerned ministries and agencies" is organized by the NDL, the Cabinet Office, and the Reconstruction Agency. They request collaboration for the preservation of the official documents related to the earthquake.New collaboration
Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Materials Collection
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2014.1.11An" International Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive―Community memories for the future―" is held in collaboration with the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University and Sendai City.   
2014.3.11The NDL startes approaches for posting photographs and videos or providing information about websites together with cooperating institutions or projects collecting records of the earthquake.   
2014.3.12 New collaboration
The Simplest Explanation of The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission Report
28 
2014.3.14"The collaborative liaison meeting related to the earthquake records of the National Diet Library and the prefectural libraries" is held.   
2014.3.31 New collaboration
The Great East Japan Earthquake Fukushima Prefecture Reconstruction Library
29 
2014.4.2 New collaboration
Aomori Disaster archive
30 
2014.4.18  30The Reconstruction Promotion Committee formulated "Towards the Creation of "New Tohoku" (Recommendations)".
(Section Ⅱ."Towards the Creation of "New Tohoku"" states that in addition to the items summarized by "The Interim Compilation of Discussions", sorting out the current status after "The Interim Compilation of Discussions" and showing the vision which should be shared with "Public" and "Private". (Section Ⅱ.4 <3> "The vision of "New Tohoku"" states "For sharing knowledge about reconstruction of the Great East Japan Earthquake with each country, the Committee will catch a chance of "The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction" (March.2015 in Sendai Japan) and advance the preparation for sending items such as activities and current state of reconstruction by the government and private citizens, the lessons of the disaster, disaster management measure technology, and so on. )
2014.6.12 New collaboration
Record of earthquakes in the histories of municipalities (Saitama Prefectural Urawa Library)
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2014.7.17"National Diet library and National, Public and Private University Library Cooperation Committee" approves "the final report from the Committee's Working Group of Libraries Damaged during the Great East Japan Earthquake ~ from recording the facts to recording the mind" and the dissolution of " The Working Group of Libraries Damaged during the Great East Japan Earthquake"    
2014.7.23 New collaboration
Japan Society of Civil Engineers Great East Japan Earthquake Archive
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2014.8.20A "Workshop on Organization and Preservation of Documents and Photos Related to the Great East Japan Earthquake: To Utilize the Experience and Know-Hows of Support Activities in Disaster Affected Regions " is held at Morioka City.   
2014.10.1From the display list of the search result on HINAGIKU, "the administrative document file management data set (disclosure of official information)" in the official web portal of Government of Japan named "e-Gov" becomes searchable.New collaboration
Center for remembering 3.11
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2014.10.15 New collaboration
Disaster Management Library Catalog
34 
2014.10.21 New collaborations
The Nagaoka Post-Disaster Reconstruction Collection (Historical Archive Section of the Nagaoka City Central Library)
Database of Disaster Information Materials (Chuetsu Organization for Safe and Secure Society)
36 
2014.11.30 Collaborations end.
The Rikuzentakata Earthquake Archive is closed. The contents from 7 groups and 11 people are transferred to HINAGIKU.
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2014.12.5"The collaborative liaison meeting FY2014 related to the earthquake records of the National Diet Library and the prefectural libraries" is held at Fukushima City.   
2015.1.11A " Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive FY2014 : Current status of the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive in its Fourth Year, and actions for the future" is held in collaboration with the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University and Sendai City.   
2015.1.15 New collaboration
Archives of agricultural, fishery and forestry cooperative organizations' activities for the restoration from the Great East Japan Earthquake
36 
2015.3.3 New collaboration
niconico
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2015.3.4The NDL carries out approaches for posting photographs and videos or providing information about websites together with cooperating institutions or projects collecting records of the earthquake.   
2015.3.14-3.18Booth exhibition and poster exhibition of the Public Forum Event in the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City.  The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
2015.4.1 New collaborations
Kuji-Noda-Fudai Disaster Archive
Koriyama Disaster Archive
39 
2015.4.16 New collaboration
Disaster Information Laboratory, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience Catalog
40 
2015.5.12 New Collaboration
311 Documentary Film Archive
41 
2015.6.19 New collaboration
Great East Japan Earthquake Archive Miyagi
42 
2015.6.24  42Reconstruction Promotion Council approves "Recovery and Reconstruction Projects of 5 years after FY2016 (Reconstruction and Revitalization Period)".
The last 5 years (FY2016~FY2020) of the Reconstruction Period are designated as "Reconstruction and Revitalization Period"
2015.6.29 New collaboration
Memories of Hamadoori: Disaster Archive for the future
43 
2015.7.6 New collaboration
Urayasu Disaster Archive
44 
2015.7.27A "Workshop on Organization and Preservation of Documents, Photos, and Videos Related to the Great East Japan Earthquake: To Utilize the Experience and Know-Hows of Support Activities in Disaster Affected Regions " is held at Sendai City.   
2015.11.19"The collaborative liaison meeting FY2015 related to the earthquake records of the National Diet Library and the prefectural libraries" is held at Morioka City.   
2015.12.7 New collaboration
Mie Disaster Mitigation Archive
45 
2015.12.22   The United Nations General Assembly determines November 5 as "World Tsunami Awareness Day".
2016.1.8 Collaboration ends.
Aomori Digital Archive System is closed and transferred to Aomori Disaster Archive.
44 
2016.1.11An" International Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive FY2015―Disaster Archives as community memories for the future―" is held in collaboration with the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University and Sendai City.   
2016.2.9 New collaboration
Fukushima Nuclear Accident Archive (FNAA)
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2016.3.1The NDL carries out approaches for posting photographs and videos or providing information about websites together with cooperating institutions or projects collecting records of the earthquake.   
2016.3.11   "Basic Guidelines for Reconstruction in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake in the 'Reconstruction and Revitalization Period' "★ is approved by the Cabinet.
("Section 3. Image of Reconstruction & Memories and Lessons Learned from the Disaster" states in order to hand down the variety of lessons learned, including damage from the disaster and the concept of "disaster reduction", to the next generation and apply this to future disaster prevention and reduction measures, the consolidation and summary of initiatives that have been carried out throughout reconstruction, including reconstruction methods, will be promoted in cooperation with the HINAGIKU.
2016.3.31   Concentrated Reconstruction Period (FY2011~FY2015) ends.
2016.4.1   Reconstruction and Revitalization Period (FY2016~FY2020) starts.
2016.4.14   An earthquake whose seismic center is Kumamoto Prefecture with a seismic intensity of 7 occurs.
2016.6.1 Collaboration ends
NHK Great East Japan Earthquake Sound Archives is closed and integrated with the NHK Great East Japan Earthquake Archives.
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2016.6.20HINAGIKU questionnaire has been conducted until September 23.    
2016.6.27A "Workshop on Organization and Preservation of Documents and Photos Related to the Great East Japan Earthquake: To Utilize the Records and the Testimonies of the Disaster" is held at Fukushima City.   
2016.9.28HINAGIKU system is redesigned on abolition of timeline display and map display function, and introduction of text search function.   
2016.11.1"The collaborative liaison meeting FY2016 related to the earthquake records of the National Diet Library and the prefectural libraries" is held at Sendai City.   
2017.1.20An " International Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive FY 2016: Advancing and deepening Disaster Archives six years after the earthquake disaster" is held in collaboration with the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University and Sendai City.  The "Japan Disasters Digital Archive" changes its name from the "Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters". (The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University)
2017.3.1The NDL carries out approaches for posting photographs and videos or providing information about websites together with cooperating institutions or projects collecting records of the earthquake.   
2017.3.31 New collaboration
Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey Digital Archive
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(Note) The venues of the events held outside the NDL are appended as a note.
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