Japan: Minamisanriku a year later
Volunteers during their lunch break in Minamisanriku on Thursday, March 1, 2012, nearly a year after the March 11 tsunami hit the northeastern Japanese town. One year on, the pain of unthinkable loss still runs deep in the town of Minamisanriku. The March 11 tsunami took away loved ones. As Minamisanriku plans to rebuild, moving its remaining population up into the surrounding hillsides, one thing is clear: It will never return to the cozy seaside town it once was.