Reaching out to others in need helps couple in limbo cope with own fears
By Allison Schaefers
Sept. 4, 2012
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ALLISON SCHAEFERS / ASCHAEFERS@STARADVERTISER.COM Debris from the 500 or so homes and buildings that stood near this spot before the March 11, 2011, tsunami devastated the region has been removed, signifying that Japan is slowly moving forward.
ALLISON SCHAEFERS / ASCHAEFERS@STARADVERTISER.COM A makeshift shrine is one of the only structures still standing in the now mostly barren neighborhood of
Higashi-Matsushima in the Miyagi prefecture of Tohoku.