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2 About the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive (Nickname: HINAGIKU)

In order to convey the records and lessons related to the great earthquake to future generations..."


The National Diet Library and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications have collaborated and contributed to the creation of the "National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive" (Nickname: HINAGIKU) portal site for centralized searching and utilization of digital data related to the Great East Japan Earthquake, and officially opened the site on Thursday March 7, 2013. The National Diet Library carries out all maintenance and operation of HINAGIKU since its release. The portion of duties, responsibilities, etc. of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications related to the site were transferred to the National Diet Library starting in fiscal 2013.

The archive allows for the comprehensive searching of relevant sounds, videos, photos, web information and other materials in order to convey the record and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake to later generations and to use in recovery and revitilization projects for stricken areas, as well as future disaster prevention and mitigation measures.
Please refer to the Searchable database list for a list of the archives of various institutions which are linked to the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive. Integrated search of these items is available on the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive.

In the language of flowers, hinagiku (daisy) ― "future," "hope" and "sympathy" ― includes the aim of the project supporting the earthquake recovery.

Please refer to the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive Project for the library's efforts to collect records and other materials related to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
About the efforts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications during the construction of the National Diet Library Great East Japan Earthquake Archive, please refer to "the project to construct the infrastructure for the "Great East Japan Earthquake Archive"".

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