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Japan's disaster-stricken northeast, then and now

Residents survey the devastation from a hilltop in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 12, 2011.

Five years since it was devastated by a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami, the restoration of Japan's northeastern Tohoku region is well underway. Trains are running again. Fisheries are back in business. Thousands of houses have been built. Coastal barriers are under construction to stop the next towering wave. 

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