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Capacitar: A Brief History

On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern coast of Japan with tsunami waves causing the deaths of nearly 16,000 people and resulting in the destruction and meltdown of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant.

In response to the trauma of the Japanese people, Capacitar was invited by Maryknoll Sister Kathleen Reiley, MM, to start work in June, 2013. Nineteen workshops were offered to over 300 persons impacted by the disaster in Ishinomaki, Fukushima, Ofunato, Minamisouma, Sendai and Tokyo. As a result of the interest in the Capacitar practices, materials have been translated, and trainings have been scheduled for 2014 and 2015 to form a Capacitar team in Japan and to offer outreach in different parts of the country.

Upcoming Workshops/Events


Contact Information:

Capacitar International


Click here to view a detailed map showing where Capacitar practices are taught and used in Japan.


Coming soon

 News & Resources:

Read the latest happenings of Capacitar's involvement in Japan.


Read personal accounts of individuals' involvement with Capacitar.