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Anniversary of disaster

Rebuilding lives in the wake of Japan's dual disasters Add to ...

Takaaki Watanabe, a seaweed farmer, is one of thousands of Japanese trying to rebuild their lives in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged much of the country on March 11, 2011 . Watanabe was one of the lucky 5.8 percent from his hometown whose boat survived the tsunami that swept away his wife, mother and his house, that was built on land handed down to him through 13 generations. He now struggles to priovide for his three daughters in their temporary home in Minamisanriku town, in Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan.