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Faith, fellowship band Tohoku's foreign wives

Jan 9, 2013

Faith, fellowship band Tohoku's foreign wives

When the ground shook and buildings trembled that cold afternoon in March 2011, the first words to come into Gina Konishi’s head were “Diyos ko po,” a Tagalog prayer that means “God please help me.” The 32-year-old Filipino resident of Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, was ...