Eight years have now passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. With this in mind, we at Chuo would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to everyone affected by the disaster and convey our great respect for those people who continue to persevere in their efforts to embark on new chapters in life.
Every year when this day comes, I’m filled with mixed feelings that “one year has passed so fast again” and “one year has not been enough to recover from the heartbreak.”
In light of the disaster, Chuo University has made the following four pledges so far:
First, Chuo University will continue to fulfill its educational responsibilities as an institution of higher education.
Second, Chuo University will continue to perform its unique role in providing aid and fulfilling its responsibilities to society.
Third, Chuo University will continue to strengthen cooperative ties with relevant parties.
Fourth, Chuo University will continue to research disaster preparation, response and recovery measures to be shared with society.
These pledges have been reaffirmed by the university not only in relation to the Great East Japan Earthquake, but also subsequent natural disasters. Chuo University will continue to provide aid considering the perspectives both of those affected directly by disasters as well as those involved in recovery.