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Lone Pine Tree That Is Symbol Of Hope In Disaster Area Fights For Survival
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate, pine tree, survival, symbol of hope, disaster, March 11, deadly tsunami, critical condition, hot summer, sad news )

Naoko
- 2806 days ago - asahi.com
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture - A resilient pine tree, a lone survivor of the deadly March 11 tsunami, is now in critical condition -- and the outlook is bleak.
Children's Voices Soothe Iwate Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: children, children's voices, song, nursery school, Iwate, March 11, survivors, soothe, message, never be defeated, Iwate Braodcasting Co., I'll be there, comfort, songs, disasters, Higher Than the Sky )

Naoko
- 2949 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
She told the kids at the nursery school she runs that they were too small to help others. But they replied by saying "Yes,we're small, but we can sing a song."
90% of Disaster Casualties Drowned
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake-tsunami disaster, drowned, more than 90%, elderly, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, deaths )

Naoko
- 2953 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
More than 90 percent of the people confirmed dead in the March earthquake-tsunami disaster in the most severely hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima died from drowing, while over 65 percent of them were aged 60 or older, acording to the NPA.
Evacuees Taking Shelter in Shut Down Factory Banded Together to Survive
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, tsunami, shelter, together, help one another, survive, help, disaster, Iwate, evacuation )

Naoko
- 2978 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
OFUNATO, Iwate - At a makeshift evacuation shelter here, people who lost homes and loved ones to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami banded together to survive when outside help was cut. They continue to live together and encourage one another now, trying
Farmers Turn to Man's Best Friend to Guard Crops Against Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, man's best friend, dogs, monleys, crop, damage, training, monkey dogs, guard, Japan, Iwate, Yamanashi )

Naoko
- 3404 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
As farmers continue to wrestle with the problem of crop damage caused by wild monkeys, some are turning to man's best friend for a solution, with the training of "monkey dogs" to guard fields.
   

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