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Smiles Return To Tohoku As The Circus Comes To Town
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku, March 11, earthquake, elementary school, smiles, kids, Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, radiation, circus, joy, dance )

Naoko
- 1005 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
During the show, La Tantan Sha - comprising the ringmaster, a crown, a dancer, an actor in a lion suit and two girl painters - set off in search of hidden treasure.
Man Left To Raise Baby Son Alone After Tsunami Keeps Searching For Wife
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Great East Japan Earthquake, missing, baby son, alone, searching, march11, tsunami, rubbles, love, Rikuzentakada City, Iwate Prefecture, tsunami, shelter, sadness, child, family )

Naoko
- 1205 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Firmly grasping his 1-year-old son Yuhi, 26-year-old Junishi Kozuchi walks through rubble-filled city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, searching for his missing 24-year-old wife, Yuka.
U.S. Volunteer Group Earns Tragedy-Hit Iwate's Respect
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate Prefecture, Ofunato, volunteers, clean up, debris, tsunami, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, help, respect, thanks, US, All Hands, goodnews )

Naoko
- 1152 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Since its formation in the wake of the 2004 Sumatra tsunami, American nonprofit organization All Hands has dispatched more than 6,000 volunteers to the scenes of more than a dozen disasters across te globe.
Quake Victims Offered Easy-To-Build Wood Structures
Offbeat  (tags: wooden house, displaced people, warmth of wood, temporary housing, Great East Japan Earthquake, easy-to-build, reuse )

Naoko
- 1189 days ago - asahi.com
A maker of wooden furniture and houses is proposing easy-to-build temporary structures with the warmth of wood for people displaced by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
U.S. Museum Honors Handmade Disaster-Zone Newspaper
Offbeat  (tags: newspaper, handmade, hand-lettered, journalism museum, Washington, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake )

Naoko
- 1225 days ago - asahi.com
WASHINGTON - Copies of a hand-lettered newspaper, produced by editors and reporters after they lost their printing press in the Great East Japan Earthquake, will be displayed at a journalism museum here.
Evacuees Face Serious Noise Dilemma
Offbeat  (tags: children, worried, temporary housing, stress, noise, March 11, Tohoku, Great East Japan Earthquake )

Naoko
- 974 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
Mothers worried thin walls at temporary housing units create stress for children.
Remembering The Day The Ocean Rose
Offbeat  (tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, photos, Iwate Prefecture, remembering, memories, town )

Naoko
- 1165 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Some panoramic photos taken just after the March 11 quake, and 30 munites later...
Community Superheros Stand Tall For Survivors In Disaster Areas
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Great East Japan Earthquake, community, superheroes, stand tall, encourage, smiles, old and young, local dialect, interesting, children )

Naoko
- 1220 days ago - asahi.com
When disaster strikes, who are you going to call? In some places left devastated by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and the tsunami, the answer is the local superhero.
Birthplace of Jazz Helps Miyagi Musicians Play Again
Offbeat  (tags: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, New Orleans, jazz, help, musicians, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, music, children, school orchestra, goodnews )

Naoko
- 1215 days ago - asahi.com
KESENNUMA, Miyagi Prefecture - Across the Pacific, the birthplace of jazz reached out to help a local group of school musicians keep their sound alive following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Terrifying Moment Before Tsunami Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: March 11, danger, tsunami, terrifying moment, lifeboat, Great East Japan Earthquake, school, evacuation, lucky, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture )

Naoko
- 1099 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
As the tsunami waters rose around him, one boy desperately stayed afloat clinging to his evacuation helmet. A refrigerator with no door floated past so he climbed inside, and survived by staying in his "lifeboat" until the danger eventually passed.
Over Half Of Quake Survivors Still Living In Shelters
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Great East Japan Earthquake, survivors, shelters, more than half, poll, health, illness )

Naoko
- 1171 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
More than half those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake are still living in shelters, with many having no prospects of earning a living, a Mainichi Shimbun poll has shown.
   

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