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Kazuhide Oshida - Board Member, Soma Haragama Morning Market Club

Kazuhide Oshida saw the need to establish new businesses that could help the area around Soma City recover. He started the Soma Haragama Morning Market Club in May 2011, of which he is a Board Member. The market now employs 60 people. He opened Houtokuan, a restaurant, where locals can gather, and he started the Reconstruction Support Center Mirai, which helps plan and implements projects related to recovery and industry creation. In March 2013, Oshida also established the Re-smile Project, to help local residents smile by bringing performers to the affected area. He works closely with the local community, collaborating with business owners, NPOs, local government, and educational institutions to strengthen alliances among stakeholders.

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