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April 11th, 2011
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Some of Japan's youngest survivors

From Nadia, Sr. Writer

Back|Story

April 11, 2011

(CNN)- A powerful 6.6-magnitude aftershock rattles Japan on the one-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The aftershock triggered landslides, which trapped several people in the city of Iwaki. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were also briefly evacuated.  Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken Japan since the initial March 11th disaster, making the road to recovery even longer.

Our Paula Hancocks has been traveling through devastated Japanese communities with photographer David Hawley and producer Jiyeon Lee. In the town of Tome, the team met some young survivors who are learning to cope with losses most of us can’t even imagine.


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