• Empowering Elders Through Community Coalitions for Resilience: The Ibasho Approach: The Ibasho Approach. This case study was developed as part of the ‘Call for Case Studies on Coalition Building’ initiated by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.

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  • The report: Elders Leading the Way to Inclusive Community Resilience is published – supported by the World Bank. This report introduces the findings from the Ibasho cafe’s impact on the level of social capital and the concept of Ibasho.

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  • Ibasho Café booklet was published on the iBooks Store in June, 2014

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  • Dr. Kiyota, a founder of Ibasho, was involved in write-up of the report “Displacement and older people -The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011-.”

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  • “Ibasho Café” booklet was published in June, 2013.

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  • Ibasho Café was introduced in a World Bank report “Ensuring Protection in Response and Equity in Recovery,” January 1, 2013

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