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Disaster prevention still a work in progress

An evacuation drill in the Iwate Prefecture city of Miyako on the five-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

TOKYO -- Half a decade after a killer quake struck northeastern Japan, the public and private sectors are still applying its lessons in hopes of mitigating a future disaster. And much remains to be done in this massive, costly undertaking.

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