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Japan Tsunami Survivor Stories

March 28, 2012 by staff 

Japan Tsunami Survivor Stories, WHEN THE EARTHQUAKE hit Japan on 11 March 2011, it triggered a powerful tsunami that spread throughout the country’s northeastern coast.

Knocking down buildings, slamming into homes, engulfing entire towns and cities, it wreaked absolute havoc.

But amongst the damage and destruction, there emerged incredible tales of survival and luck.

GQ tells the story of Hiromitsu Shinkawa, a 60-year-old man who was in his lumberyard when the earthquake hit.
When the tsunami quickly followed, he was swept away, and ended up clinging to the roof of a house adrift on the sea. He was found after three days, dehydrated but alive. His wife, who was in their house next to the lumberyard, has never been found.

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