• Kyodo


A businessman in Iwate Prefecture has designed a calendar to highlight people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that uses photos to document developments that have taken place at the same spots, to sustain public interest in Tohoku’s disaster zone.

“I want this calendar to be an opportunity to keep in mind the memory of the disaster and to make people think about what they need to prepare for,” said Hitoshi Oita, a food wholesaler from Morioka who created the calendar.

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