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After Japan’s 2011 Tsunami a City Is Rebuilt—Now It Needs People to Survive – The Wall Street Journal

Many survivors left Rikuzentakata, where more than 1,700 died, and a multibillion-dollar reconstruction leaves swaths of downtown unused



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RIKUZENTAKATA, JapanTen years after one of the worlds largest earthquakes triggered a tsunami that wiped out much of this city, major reconstruction is nearly complete. A 40-foot-high concrete wall guards the coast, a seven-floor city hall is set to open, and only a few dirt-carrying trucks still rumble down the main street.
Yet the future remains precarious for this remote community, where more than 1,700 people, or 7% of the population, were killed in the disaster.
With state-led financial support…

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