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New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday praised the courage and patience of people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region on the second day of her tour through the disaster-stricken area.

Visiting the lone “miracle pine” that remained after the tsunami and other locations in Rikuzentakata, one of the hardest-hit cities in Iwate Prefecture, Kennedy said she was struck by the resilience of the people affected by the disasters.

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