Mr Zenichi Kawasaki, whose home was devastated in the March 2011 tsunami
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Japanese tsunami victim: 'I'm one of the few with something left'

Eight months after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan, many people who lost their homes are still living in temporary houses.

In Hakozaki, Kamaishi city, the only real sign of rebuilding is the home of Mr Zenichi Kawasaki.

Half of his house was destroyed in the tsunami, and he is now desperate to leave the temporary prefab house he has been assigned and move back.

The Japanese authorities, however, say it may have to be pulled down in the reconstruction.

Tom Wilson spoke to Mr Kawasaki.

  • 13 Nov 2011
  • From the section Asia
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