A small town known for its scallops, sea urchins and special breed of oysters Rikuzentakata, Japan has been populated for more than 1,000 years.  But on March 11 the most devastating tsunamis destroyed hospitals, bank, gas stations and 2,300 people were presumed missing or dead. The heartbreaking/inspiring story of Mayor Futoshi Toba’s efforts to help his community is one of the reasons I regularly purchase the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition.  It’s jam-packed with useful information, recipes, book reviews, travel info and human stories you won’t read anywhere else.  LA Carlson

 

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