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A dog was rescued from underneath rubble six days after going missing during last month’s landslides in western Japan, offering some heartening news for the small community that was devastated by the disaster.

Kinuko Miyamoto, 72, was overjoyed at the survival of the 7-year-old female shiba inu, named Minami, in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, where many homes were swept away by mudslides following torrential rains in July. Miyamoto was taking care of Minami after the dog’s owner moved into a care home two years ago.

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