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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Young People in Onagawa Look to Rebuild Town Devastated By Tsunami

Here's a story from The Australian newspaper, that I saw online from June 30, 2012.

It talks about how the younger generation has taken up arms against a sea of trouble and thus by opposing has sought to end them. Shakespeare in Japan.

It's about the town of Onagawa, a town in Miyagi-ken where about one in 10 people died when the tsunami engulfed it back on March 11, 2011. Consider, if you will that there were only about 10,000 people living there at the time of the disaster, with about 70 per cent of the buildings destroyed by the rogue wave(s). 

Despite a tragedy that even the Bard couldn't conceive of, the indomitable spirit of the townspeople shines through in its efforts to pull itself back up to a semblance of normality. It's a great story! Really! Have a read HERE!

As well... here's a short video of the rebuild.The mayor, mentioned in the article is NOT in this. Kind of funny that the article talks about young people, but only shows older people in the video... 

It doesn't look so bad - especially when you compare it to the photo at the very top, taken a few days after the tsunami leveled the town.

Andrew Joseph 

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