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Messages from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster-hit Area

Various events were held as the 10th year after the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake approached, especially around January 17, 2005. To express gratitude and introduce the main events, we wish to send messages of the experiences and lessons learned from the disaster from the disaster-stricken area.


Governor's Message


10 years have passed since Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake left deep scars on us with the death of over 6,400 precious lives and the destruction of our homes and towns.
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1.17 Messages

To commemorate the 10 years that have passed since the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, over 1,000 messages were sent in response to an appeal for messages on the theme of "January 17th" which was held to promote an "exchange of hearts".
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Projects in the earthquake-hit area for the 10th anniversary of the earthquake

Recovery Situation

An outline of the damage done by the earthquake and our road to recovery are introduced.