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Tue, 2014-12-16 09:43

Issue Date: 15 December 2014
Reporting Period: 8 December 2014 – 14 December 2014

Business of the Week
Name: General Incorporated Association OASIS (New Client)

OASIS is planning to build a community house that local and out-of-town surfers can gather in order to bring them back to Shichigahama, Miyagi. The leader, Yasuaki Kubota, is the same person that MakiBiz has been working together for the Ushiogami project. Mr. Kubota moved to Shichigahama after the 2011 tsunami because of its beautiful beach. Before the tsunami, Shichigahama was popular among surfers and beach-goers. Unfortunately the number of visitors declined dramatically after the disaster, and it has not come back up much since.

OASIS has already secured grants and an agreement from the town hall to build a community house. However, cost estimates from an architect and a contractor were much more than what they expected. Senior Design Fellow, Akinobu Yoshikawa, will provide a referral to an architect and a contractor within our network, and help them to get a fair cost estimate.

Shichigahama (source: Yahoo!Japan Great East Japan Earthquake photo preservation project)

  1. Project Updates
    • Client In-take
      • GREEN: on-going
      • Total number of business owners that we contacted to date: 195 (+1 since last report)
      • Total number of jobs created or recovered: 514 (+/- 0 since last report)

    • MakiBiz Build Back Better Tohoku Request for Proposal program
      Finishing up. Scheduled for completion on 15 December 2014. Final inspection will follow.
      Tamiko Abe
      Finishing up. Scheduled for final inspection by AOR on 15 December 2014.
    • Business Support Projects
      • Kesennuma Shipyard Group
        Held a meeting about merger on 9 December 2014, and continuing to discuss details.
        The project is schedule for completion in Spring 2017
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners, Aku Aku Architecture, Kisaka Attorney

      • Sato Shipyard Group
        Working on construction drawings for the site work. Discussing details of compensation cost for relocation with the government.
        The project is scheduled for completion in Spring 2015
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners, Consultant K, Asia Kousoku, Team-O, Nihon Hoist, Zeniya Kaiyo Service, Wakachiku Construction, Kisaka Attorney, Kaneda Social Insurance Office

      • Suzuki Shipyard Group
        Preparing for a development permit application to the prefectural government. Discussing with Nippon Foundation prior to submitting an application for subsidiaries. Speaking to the Miyagi prefecture on their sale of prefecture-owned land.
        The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2016.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners, Aku Aku Architecture, Wakachiku Construction Company, Kanda Tsushin

      • Shoninbori Shipyard Group
        Getting cost estimate for business plan. Preparing documents for subsidy applications. In process of merger.
        The project is scheduled for completion in Fall 2016.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners, Nihon Hoist

      • Ogatsu Shipyard Group
        Will sign a lease with the city at the end of December. Submitted a building permit application. Scheduled to start construction around 20 January 2015.
        The project is scheduled for completion in Spring 2015.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners, Aku Aku Architecture, Wakachiku Construction Company, Kanda Tsushin

      • Kikuzakari Sake Brewery
        Due to the condition of the mash, pressing has postponed to 15 December 2014 1. They are still raising funds on Music Securities website with the goal of raising 13,000,000 yen (currently at 64.8% of their goal with 237 investors). Negotiating with the Great East Japan Earthquake victim support organization for help in paying off their debt.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Office Itsuki, Kisaka Attorney
        1 See Wikipedia page for more information about sake brewing process.

      • Yamagataya
        Continuing to rework their business plan. Upon completion, they are going to create a application for loans.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners

      • Hamagurihama Project
        Continuing to work on re-drafting business plan. Scheduled to complete by the end of this year.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Tohoku Kyoeki Kikin

      • Baikado
        Leaflet and logo design ideas were submitted and are being redesigned after receiving feedback. Will have a revised design for review by the end of the year. Continuing to develop new test products to add to their existing Higashi-taiheiyo product line. Their new storefront is scheduled to open in February. MakiBiz support will complete by the end of January 2015.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Communa Translation Design, Kaneda Social Insurance Office

      • Ishinomaki Marina
        Held a meeting about equipment on 11 December 2014.
        MakiBiz Supporters: Nisso Partners, Nihon Hoist
    • Other Projects
        MakiBiz attended a briefing session for the side event of the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. We are going to exhibit panels about our work, and lead a workshop in partnership with Prof. Hiroto Kobayashi to learn about self-build architecture.

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