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Japan beyond 3.11 Stories of Recovery

GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUATE PROJECT NHK WORLD

We Survived the Tsunami!

Aired: January 18, 2012
The children at Kamaishi Primary School in Iwate prefecture had finished school early on March 11, 2011 and were already out playing when the disaster struck. As parents watched their town being swallowed up by the tsunami they feared their children would not survive, but the kids were busy putting their disaster training to work, moving younger siblings and disabled friends to safety and urging adults to evacuate. All 184 of the children survived. This program examines how they did it and how their experiences have helped them move forward.
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