• Kyodo


A fish farm float that was lost from Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, in the March 2011 tsunami and later found on an island off Alaska was delivered Wednesday to its owner.

Sakiko Miura, 63, is believed to be the first Japanese to receive a washed-up item from the Tohoku region sent back from overseas. The buoy used to adorn the front of Miura’s now-destroyed restaurant, Keimeimaru. The object bears the kanji “kei,” part of the name of her husband, Keigo, who died about 30 years ago at age 37.

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