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Statue Lost In Tsunami, Found Afterward - Twice
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Iwate Prefecture, March 11, Buddhist statue, lost and found, tsunami )

Naoko
- 1064 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A Buddhist statue in a small fishing neighborhood in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, has led a sharmed life, repeating history this year when it was washed away in the March 11 tsunami disaster and then recovered.
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
- 1174 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.
Demolition Workers Waiting for Swallow Chicks to Leave Nest Before Taking Down Buildings
Offbeat  (tags: Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, swallow, earthquake, victims, chicks, demolition, wait, goodnews )

Naoko
- 1180 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
MIYAKO, Iwate - Two swallow couples who have made their nests in a building here have tugged on the heartstrings of demolition workers, who have decided to wait until the swallow chicks fly the nests before proceeding with their work.
Remembering The Day The Ocean Rose
Offbeat  (tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, photos, Iwate Prefecture, remembering, memories, town )

Naoko
- 1188 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Some panoramic photos taken just after the March 11 quake, and 30 munites later...
Heights Of Survival
Offbeat  (tags: tsunami, disaster, relocation, devastation, miracle village, ancestors, foresight, nature, fisheries, troubles, Yoshijama Village, Iwate Prefecture, evacuation )

Naoko
- 1195 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
They watched in awe - both at the force of nature being displayed in front of them, and also at the foresight of their ancestors who, more than a century earlier, had relocated their village centre from the valley floor to the safety of the hill where ->>
CARE Official Helps Tohoku After A Career Of Hot Spots
Offbeat  (tags: CARE, help, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, JEN, aid worker, same, refugees, refugee camps, Pakistan, international studies, emergency to recovery, commitnent, Iwate Prefecture, humans )

Naoko
- 1210 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
"I realized, if you could just peel off your skin, everyone all over the world is the same. We all have the same muscles, the same bones, two eyes, one mouth. I started looking at the problems all over the world, and wondering what I could do to help."
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
- 1229 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.
Indonesian Nurse Grateful for Japan's Help After Sumatra Tsunami Joins Relief Team in Iwate
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Iwate Prefecture, Indonesia, Sumatra, tsunami, 2004, relief, nurse, March 11, Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, EPA, economic partnership agreement )

Naoko
- 1243 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
YAMADA, Iwate - An Indonesian nurse thankful for Japan's relief efforts following the 2004 tsunami off Sumatra arrived here to return the favor by helping Japanese people recover from the March 11 disaster.
4-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Mom to Tsunami : 'The Most Beautiful Star In The Sky Is Mama'
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate Prefecture, Rikuzentakada City, tsunami, lost, mom, 4-year-old boy, most beautiful star, family, tragedy )

Naoko
- 1261 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
RUKUZENTAKADA, Iwate - "The most neautiful star in the sky is Mama," says a young boy, repeating what his father told him, as he looks up at the clear night sky.
   

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