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Lifeboat in a box: Northeast Japan's new marine rescue service

UAL lecturer Robin Jenkins conducts a training session with local volunteers who will crew Kamaishi's new lifeboat service.

KAMAISHI, Japan -- A British charity has set up one of Japan's first community-run marine rescue services in a region devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

"This beach used to be full during the summer," laments hotelier Akiko Iwasaki as she stares out at the picturesque Nebama Bay in Kamaishi, Northeast Japan. "Now people are scared of going in the water."

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