11 Apr '11, 9am

Japanese mayor driving recovery in face of tragedy #NewsQuake

Japanese mayor driving recovery in face of tragedy #NewsQuake

When the 9.0-magnitude undersea earthquake hit exactly one month ago, Toba faced an agonising choice - to leave his post and rush home to save his wife from the impending tsunami, or stay and do what he could for the city. -- PHOTO: AFP RIKUZENTAKATA (Japan) - A DAY after Rikuzentakata mayor Futoshi Toba cremated his wife, he was back at his desk in the devastated city, leading the clean-up after Japan's worst natural disaster in living memory. When the 9.0-magnitude undersea earthquake hit exactly one month ago, Toba faced an agonising choice - to leave his post and rush home to save his wife from the impending tsunami, or stay and do what he could for the city. He opted to stay, displaying a commitment to civic duty that has mirrored the stoicism of residents of Rikuzentakata, one of the cities worst affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11. An estimate...

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