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Fukushima native struggles to stay in contact with family

The news of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the consequent tsunami devastating the northeast coast of Japan had many in disbelief, but for Southern Oregon University student Nozomi Shirato, the news from her hometown of Iwaki, Fukushima was heart-wrenching. “I couldn’t reach anybody in Fukushima,” Shirato, 24, said. “I stayed up late to try to […]