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REBUILDING JAPAN


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Japan wants to reciprocate the Aloha

By Yoshihiko Kamo

~~<p>On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. It left nearly 20,000 people killed or missing, and many more lost their homes and livelihoods. The ensuing nuclear disaster in Fukushima compounded the tragedy.</p>
<p>After the disaster, Japan received a lot of assistance and words of encouragement from all over the world. Of all of those who reached out offering assistance, the United States was the first in line and touched our hearts the deepest. Operation Tomodachi, commanded by Adm. Patrick Walsh of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, showed us the U.S. military's far-reaching capabilities in a mission that exemplified the U.S.-Japan Alliance. U.S. nuclear experts helped their Japanese counterparts tame the troubled nuclear reactors.</p>
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On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. It left nearly 20,000 people killed or missing, and many more lost their homes and livelihoods. The ensuing nuclear disaster in Fukushima compounded the tragedy.

After the disaster, Japan received a lot of assistance and words of encouragement from all over the world. Of all of those who reached out offering assistance, the United States was the first in line and touched our hearts the deepest. Operation Tomodachi, commanded by Adm. Patrick Walsh of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, showed us the U.S. military's far-reaching capabilities in a mission that exemplified the U.S.-Japan Alliance. U.S. nuclear experts helped their Japanese counterparts tame the troubled nuclear reactors. Login for more...



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