JAPAN: Taro town, model of recovery in Japan

0327- Many locals in Taro town of Iwate province, Japan, say their mental preparations and disaster drills saved them on March 11, even though waves above 50 feet high surmounted a series of seawalls meant to protect them. 

950– Shinpei Oshita, 87, now staying in a temporary home on high ground in Iwate province of Japan, says he and many people in Taro town were better prepared for the March 11 tsunami than other areas of Japan because they had survived a tsunami in 1933, and they are used to rebuilding their lives. 

952- Towa Oshita, 84, now staying in a temporary home on high ground in Iwate province of Japan, says she and many people in Taro town were better prepared for the March 11 tsunami than other areas of Japan because they had survived a tsunami in 1933, and they are used to rebuilding their lives. 

0973, 0965–Tetsuo Oshita, an official of Taro town in Iwate province of Japan, stands in a cemetery near the town hall on high ground between two “tsunami stones” reminding people of devastating tsunamis in 1896 and 1933. 
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