After the Tsunami, Dispatch from a Coastal Town

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This aerial shot shows a pleasure boat sitting on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture on March 14, 2011 following the March 11 tsunami. (YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Thousands of people along the Japanese coasts trying to pick up with their lives. The BBC's Rachel Harvey traveled through Minamisanriku, one of the coastal towns flattened by the tsunami. It's also the town where at least 1000 bodies have washed up so far. Even amidst the rubble and the ruin, she finds survivors who are gathering up any belongings that weren't destroyed.

Guests:

Rachel Harvey

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