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In hard-hit Okawa, Japan, life remains a struggle after 2011 tsunami
In hard-hit Okawa, Japan, life remains a struggle after 2011 tsunami

More than 3 1/2 years after a 50-foot tsunami rushed up the Kitagami River, inundating houses and farms and destroying everything in its path, the road to this city's port remains unusable. Farmland, tainted by a massive influx of seawater, is still being restored. Hundreds of people remain in shabby temporary housing, with no exit in sight. The only business that really seems to be booming is what is being called "disaster" tourism related to the magnitude 9 earthquake of March 11, 2011. Unending streams of visitors arrive here seeking a glimpse of the devastation zone. The hardest-hit areas in this once-picturesque coastal area have lost of a third of their population,...

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