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Pain Lingers in Japanese Town 5 Years After Tsunami

Time has done little to help Japanese volunteer fireman Eiki Kumagai with memories of March 11, 2011, when he clung to some steps as a huge black tsunami surged through his town, washing away people he knew as they cried for help. "We were recovering bodies," the 48-year-old recalls. "This is a small town, we knew them all. Women, children, old people. There were so many, we had two layers." Five years after Rikuzentakata lost 7 percent of its population and its...

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