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Terrifying Moment Before Tsunami Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: March 11, danger, tsunami, terrifying moment, lifeboat, Great East Japan Earthquake, school, evacuation, lucky, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture )

- 1552 days ago -
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.
1,040 Paper Cranes Made By 96-Year-Old Woman To Honor Tsunami Victims Displayed at Festival
Offbeat  (tags: paper cranes, paper folding, tsuru, 96-year-old woman, tsunami, victims, lost loved ones, prayer, Japan, Tohoku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, tanabata festival, world war 2, devastation )

- 1570 days ago -
"The disaster claimed the lives of people in the prime of their lives, young people with big dreams, and even children who made everyone smile. When I thought about the people who lost their loved ones, all I could do was fold paper cranes in prayer."
30 Blankets Made By Israeli Kids Sent To Orphanage
Offbeat  (tags: give, blankets, Israeli children, orphanage, tsunami, quake, Japan, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, children, cheer, message, patchwork )

- 1635 days ago -
An Israeli woman on Wednsday delivered about 30 blankets made by some 1,000 children and volunteers mainly in Israel to an orphanage in one of the cities ravaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami to lift the spirits of children there.
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 )

- 1668 days ago -
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.
Second Harvest Rallies Support for Tohoku
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, help, Second Harvest, food, water, supplies, donations, volunteers, Miyagi Prefecture, soup-kitchen, instant food, diapers, face masks, baby food, canned food, distribution )

- 1697 days ago -
In the days immediately follwing the earthquake, the Tokyo-based NGO was one of the first local groups to respond. They put out an urgent call for donations and set out to distribute food to survivors in Miyagi Prefecture.
Quick-Thinking Principle Saves Students From Tsunami
Offbeat  (tags: children, saved, quick thinking, principle, school building, escaped, tsunami, Miyagi Prefecture, wave, remaind calm, elementary school, Japan, March11, emergency drills )

- 1700 days ago -
YAMAMOTO, MIyagi - An elementary school principle's quick thinking saved his students' lives here after march 11's colossal tsunami hit their school building.
Peace Boat Rallies Help for Victims
Offbeat  (tags: Peace Boat, help, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, Miyagi Prefecture, volunteers, victims, suffering )

- 1702 days ago -
A nongovrnmental organisation base in Tokyo in recruiting volunteers, both Japanese and non-Japanese, to travel to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and work to help those who are stillsuffering there after the March 11 earthquake ans tsunami.
The Last Token of a Husband's Love
Offbeat  (tags: love, husband's love, last gift, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, tsunami, death, babies, escape, tears, White Day )

- 1709 days ago -
KESENNUMA, Miyagi - A White Day present she will never forget shines on Eriko Ohara's hand - a delicate ring that would prove to be her last gift from her husband Yoshinari.

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