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Return to tsunami-hit coast of Japan

Five years ago, a giant earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing.

The huge tsunami created by the magnitude-9 quake wiped out entire villages along the coastline.

BBC correspondent, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, went back to one of the communities in Rikuzentakata to see how the town looks like five years on.

  • 10 Mar 2016
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