2. OBJ Blessing Room – Reconstructing Community Space in Fukushima

Blessing Room

Reconstructing Community Space in Fukushima

Bridging divided communities

Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture was hit by three disasters; the huge earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. At that time, the evacuation orders issued to Fukushima Prefecture were divided into various categories, and the range of compensation and support measures was determined for each, which caused division among residents. The Blessing Room was born to create a new community that transcends generations and backgrounds. Please take a look at our reconstruction efforts, which celebrated its 3rd anniversary in June this year.


Blessing Club

This is an after-school children’s club for elementary school students. There is a pick-up service according to the school time.

[Target] Elementary schools in Minamisoma City
Haramachi Ward elementary school pick-up available (hours negotiable)

Rise Up -Gospel Class-

With the motto of “having fun”, even beginners can enjoy the gospel lesson with peace of mind.
We are looking for new members! Please feel free to join us!

[Target] Anyone from children to adults


OBJ English Class

We offer age-appropriate programs. Children from infants to lower grades of elementary school will use the touch panel method to get used to English using their five senses.
In the upper grades of elementary school to junior high school students, we will focus on the 4 skills.
We are accepting trial lessons at any time! Please feel free to come by.

[Target] Infants, elementary school students, junior high school students

Soyo Cafe (Closed on Thu. and Sun.)

There are a lot of toys in the kids space! Babies and small children can relax together. There are a total of 10 table seats. Free Wifi is also available, so it’s a perfect working space for digital nomads!

[Opening hours] 10:00-15:30 (Varies depending on the day of the week, so please check the Facebook for details)

SoyoCafe Facebook


Collaboration event with locals – Workshop Marche

With various local action groups working on child care support, women’s connection support, etc.
In cooperation, workshops and markets are held irregularly.


Space for various events

As a local community space, you can have events and workshops. If you are interested, please contact us from the contact information.

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Disaster Relief in Minamisoma and Soma City

In the event of an emergency disaster, we distribute water and supplies, and support temporary child care.

Contact Information

Operation Blessing Japan
TEL 0244-26-7979
(weekday 10:00-18:00)

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