The Great East Japan Earthquake not only left large and deep wounds on people in the disaster area but also had an enormous impact on industrial circles in both Japan and around the world. Now these industrial circles are fervently tackling the challenge of not simply returning to the status before the earthquake but building a creative reconstruction process embracing new ideas.
Through over 50 periodicals, websites and other platforms, Nikkei Business Publications covers such specialist fields as management, the environment, information technology, electronics, construction, manufacturing, medicine and lifestyle, forming deep bonds with these industrial circles as well as with the consumers. With the process of reconstruction requiring a cross-industry approach rather than separate efforts made by individual industries, now is the time for us to band together and deliver information toward the rebooting of Japan. It is with this sense of determination that the chief editors of all of Nikkei BP's media platforms have come together to launch Rebuild Nippon.
Future generations will most likely be looking back on the next few years and describing it as a major historical turning point. Our goal with the Rebuild Nippon website will be to explore and discover how we should be stepping out toward the future.
(Mamoru Harada, Editor- in-Chief, Rebuild Nippon)