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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUATE PROJECT NHK WORLD

Road to Reconstruction

Aired: April 26, 2011
The Great East Japan Earthquake paralyzed the northeastern regional economy. In the fishing port of Kesennuma, people worried about their finances form a line at the bank every day, hoping for some useful advice. Many have no prospects of rebuilding their businesses or having their former livelihoods restored. Some want more loans to help them rebuild. Others are unable to continue paying their debts. For financial institutions, lending under these circumstances can be extremely risky. How can these institutions support recovery in their home town? This program examines the difficulties they face.
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