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At least another 10 years is likely necessary for the “soft” side of reconstruction following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Yoshihiro Murai, governor of Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest-hit prefectures, has said.

Speaking at an interview ahead of the 11th anniversary of the devastating disaster, Murai said that the prefecture has come to a stage where all “hard” reconstruction projects, including building roads, will be completed in a year or so.

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