Author Elizabeth Andoh and publisher Ten Speed Press are both donating 50 percent of their respective profits from the book to GlobalGiving’s Japan earthquake and tsunami relief and recovery efforts. These efforts support the work of Japanese non-profit organizations in the Tohoku region. Ms. Andoh and Ten Speed Press have designated their contributions be used to Sponsor Fellows for Tohoku and Japan’s Recovery. This project, launched and managed by Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities (ETIC) has a dual goal: creating jobs in the area devastated by the disaster and developing a new generation of business leaders in Japan.

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What is KIBŌ?

It is HOPE… fused with, and fueled by, resolve.
Dogged determination.

It is the mood and mindset of Japan
as it struggles to rebuild in the aftermath of disaster.


It is a BOOK… a culinary tribute to Japan’s Tohoku. Recipes and stories. To comfort, and to share...

It is a way for people around the world to support Japan’s recovery and renewal…



TACO-kun (Moving Forward


WANKO SOBA (Taste of the Tohoku)


Cohorts & Collaborators