<Greeting Message> 

Mr Masao Uchibori

Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

【English】※日本語は下部に掲載

I would like to say a few words at this memorial event, “A Decade of Recovery in Fukushima”, which is commemorating the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.


Now a decade will have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. I would like to pray for the victims of the disaster as well as express my heartfelt gratitude to the people around the world for their abundant support and cooperation in our efforts towards the revitalization of Fukushima.


While harmful rumors related to the nuclear disaster still persist and awareness of the disaster is fading, I would like to offer my deepest appreciation to the members of the Fukushima Prefectural Association in London for this memorial event as well as for actively and regularly sharing information about the charms of Fukushima and the status of revitalization in the Prefecture. Thanks to you, Fukushima has been steadily making progress towards revitalization.


I hope that the people attending this online event will not only see Fukushima as it was just after the disaster, a view which is still regarded worldwide, but will be able to see the current situation of Fukushima 10 years later. In addition, I hope you would convey to people around you Fukushima’s beautiful rich nature, unique history and traditional culture as well as its many products such as sake and fruits.


As the spread of COVID-19 continues worldwide, we still remain in a difficult situation. However, with the 10th anniversary of the disaster, I renew my determination and promise that Fukushima Prefecture will put in its utmost effort to push forward towards the reconstruction and revitalization of the Prefecture by combining forces with you and having further sympathy for each other.


Lastly, I wish the members of the Fukushima Prefectural Association in London and those who are watching the event online, continued success in their future endeavors and remain in good health.

Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

Masao Uchibori

​【日本語】

東日本大震災追悼イベント「A Decade of Recovery in Fukushima」の開催に当たり、御挨拶を申し上げます。


東日本大震災から10年の節目を迎える今、犠牲になられた方々の御冥福をお祈りいたしますとともに、これまで当県の復興に御協力いただき、数多くの御支援を頂いた世界中の皆さんへ、心から感謝申し上げます。


本県に対し根強く残る風評と薄れゆく震災への関心の中、今回の追悼イベントを始め、ロンドンしゃくなげ会の皆さんには、日頃より福島の魅力と復興の様子を積極的に発信していただいており、厚く御礼申し上げます。おかげさまで福島県は着実に復興へのあゆみを進めてまいりました。


本イベントを御視聴の皆さんには、世界に広く知られている10年前の震災直後の福島だけでなく、10年経った今の福島を見ていただき、本県の美しく豊かな自然、特色ある歴史や伝統文化、日本酒、果物を始めとした県産品の数々など、福島の魅力を是非、お近くの方々へお伝えいただきたいと思います。


新型コロナウイルスの世界的な感染拡大が続くなど、困難な状況が続きますが、この10年の節目に決意を新たにし、皆さんと力を合わせ、共感の輪を広げながら、これからも全力で復興・創生のあゆみを進めていくことをお誓いいたします。


結びに、ロンドンしゃくなげ会の皆さんとこのイベントを御視聴の皆さんの今後ますますの御活躍、御健勝をお祈り申し上げ、挨拶といたします。

福島県知事 内堀 雅雄