Tohoku Digest: May 2014

Tohoku Digest: May 2014

MAKIBIZ MARKETING SEMINAR, A SUCCESS!

Business support is one of MakiBiz's two main focus of works.  One way we provide this type of support is through hosting our business seminars, in partnership with business experts.  On May 7, our successful four-day marketing seminar, "Using Design to Expand Your Market" came to an end.

まきビズが実施する支援の2本柱の一つである【ビジネスサポート】の一環で行われている【デザインによる販路拡大ゼミ】が5月7日をもちまして、4日間にわたるセミナーを終了致しました!

This seminar series along with the one-on-one consultations that came with it, were led by our partner, Mr. Kasama from Communa Translation Design.  Approximately 40 businesses and supporting organizations participated in these events, and worked rigorously in coming up with a marketing plan for their business.​

講師はコミューナ・トランスレーション・デザイン有限責任事業組合の笠間建さん。約40名の被災事業者の方にお越しいただき、セミナーや個別相談会を通じて今後の事業再建に向けた一歩を一緒に考えさせていただきました。

In the seminars titled, ​"Strategizing new products to expand your market" and "How to work with a designer," participants had the opportunity to learn about the basics of marketing and branding.  The attendees earnestly listened, as Mr. Kasama began with the question, "What is design?" - a question that was often floating on their minds without anyone to ask.

“販路拡大のための商品開発と準備”や“デザイナーさんへの頼み方”と題したセミナーでは、マーケティングやブランディングの基礎学習からそもそも「デザインって?」といった話まで、普段聞きたくても聞けない内容で参加者のみなさんは熱心に耳を傾け、今後に活かすヒントを得てくださった模様。

​The one-on-one consultations sessions were particularly popular.  We could see the faces of participants gradually lighten up, as they received advice on solving current issues, and tips on next steps to take to further grow their businesses.  Seeing this gave us a renewed confirmation on the importance of working one-on-one with affected business owners.  We plan to have seminars like this more regularly in the future.

そして個別相談会はかなりの人気ぶり!課題の抽出から、次のステップや対策を一つ一つ紐解いていく個別相談会では、参加者の徐々に表情が明るくなっていく様子が伝わり、改めて一人一人の被災事業者さんに向き合う事が大切だと実感しました。今後は定期的に開催できるよう計画中です!

 

UPDATES / アップデート

MakiBiz RFP Program Overview

Baikado, Oikawa Denki, Konpiramaru, and Tamiko Abe are currently under construction or in their design phases.  With the goal to complete all projects by August 2014, we are working with clients and the design and construction team to move each project forward.  Learn more about these projects, as well as the completed ones on each project page on the Open Architecture Network.

RFPプログラムは現在、「梅花堂」「及川電機」「金比羅丸」「阿部民子」の4つのプログラムが工事や設計の段階。2014年8月竣工を目指し、クライアント、スタッフともに邁進中です。
既に完成した5つのプロジェクトを含め、詳細については各プロジェクトページをご覧ください。

MakiBiz Client Intake

MakiBiz has supported 170 business owners since its office opened in November 2012.  Information about our clients, along with other MakiBiz updates can be found here.

まきビズはこれまでに170の中小企業をビジネス支援してきました。これらのレポートやまきビズアップデートはこちらでご覧になれます。

Gifu Nagaragawa Rotary Club visits MakiBiz

On April 24, we spoke with Gifu Nagaragawa's Rotary Club members, who visited MakiBiz, displaying interest in our work.

Our work at MakiBiz is gradually reaching a wider audience, and we are frequently receiving inquiries from architects who want to learn more, and from volunteers looking to get involved. Thank you! We hope to continue expanding our fan base!

4月24日、岐阜長良川ロータリークラブの方々にお越しいただき、まきビズの活動内容をご紹介しました。まきビズの活動が徐々に広がり始め、プロジェクトの見学を希望される建築家やインターンシップ希望者からの連絡が寄せられています。ありがとうございます!今後もまきビズファンを増やしていきたいと思います。

STAND UP WEEK

This year, we'll be participating in [STAND UP WEEK], an event that is held a week before  Ishinomaki's biggest festival, " Kawabiraki (River Opening)." This event, titled "Expo for creating the future," uniquely highlights people and groups around the city through various events and activities.  MakiBiz is currently strategizing a fun way to participate in this event!

今後、石巻最大のお祭り“川開き”の1週間前に実施されるイベント【STAND UP WEEK】に今年はまきビズも参戦!「未来作りの見本市」と題されたこのイベントでは、面白いコンテンツが目白押しです。まきビズも楽しいコンテンツを計画中。夏に向けて様々なイベントに参加しまきビズをPRしていきます。

EVENTS / イベント

MakiBiz participating in [STAND UP WEEK 2014: Role-model City for Creating a Future
July 25-August 1
Place: Ishinomaki
About: Using the four scenarios: play + feel + make + eat, there will be many opportunities for visitors to experience the new Ishinomaki!
Organized by: ISHINOMAKI 2.0

まきビズも出展します!【STAND UP WEEK 2014「未来作りの見本市」】
【詳細】
日時:7月25日〜8月1日
場所:石巻市
内容:遊ぶ+触れる+つくる+食べるの4つのシナリオから、新しいまちの楽しみ方が体験出来るコンテンツが盛り沢山!
主催事務局:一般社団法人ISHINOMAKI 2.0


JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAM NEEDS / 人材募集


PROJECT TRACKING / プロジェクト近況レポート

Project Name Project Stage % Stage Complete
Baikado / 梅花堂 CA 50%
Oikawa Denki / 及川電機 CA 10%
Konpiramaru / 金比羅丸 SD/DD 80%
Tamiko Abe / 阿部民子 SD/DD 80%
Wakaba Kindergarten / 閖上わかば幼稚園 Completed Apr 2014
Tesuki Washi Ushiogami / 手漉き和紙潮紙 Completed Mar 2014
Park for All in Kamaishi / 釜石みんなのひろば Completed Feb 2014
Yamadai Utsumi Suisan / ヤマダイ内海水産 Completed Jan 2014
Sasaki Tekko / 佐々木鉄工 Completed Jan 2014
Yamayo Suisan / ヤマヨ水産 Completed Oct 2013
Shizugawa Fishermen's Workspace "Banya" / 志津川本浜番屋 Completed Feb 2013
Maeami-hama Community House / 前網浜コミュニティーハウス Completed Feb 2013
Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center / 北上ウィー・アー・ワン・コラボラティブ Completed Dec 2012
Akahama Covered Alley / 赤浜地区仮設住宅の雁木で育てる小さなコミュニティー Completed Jul 2012
Oshika House - Women's Collaborative / 牡鹿半島鮎川浜漁協女性部のための作業場 Completed Jul 2012
Paper Crane Sculpture / 折鶴オブジェ Completed Jan 2012
Shizugawa Judo Juku / 志津川柔道塾 Completed Dec 2011
Ohya Green Sports Park / 大谷グリーン・スポーツパーク Completed Dec 2011
Hikado Marketplace / ひかど市場 Completed Jul 2011

CA Construction Administration / 施工管理; CD Construction Documents / 実施設計図; DD Design Development / 基本設計; SD Schematic Design / 基本デザイン; PD Pre-Design /  デザイン構想- About the Phases(英語のみ)

Architecture for Humanity is collaborating with local design and construction professionals to reconstruct the northern region of Japan, where the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011. It has been three years since the disaster, but many communities still need assistance in long-term reconstruction.