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Masao Yoshida, man who saved Japan during tsunami, dies of cancer

Masao Yoshida, the man whom many credit with preventing an even larger nuclear disaster during the 2011 Japanese tsunami, died on Tuesday from esophageal cancer. He was 58. Yoshida volunteered for "suicide" missions, while also refusing government orders to stop cooling nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, The New York Times reported.

Japan tsunami: 2 years later

TOKYO — People across Japan fell silent on Monday as the country marked two years to the day since its northeast coast was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history, setting off a tsunami that killed almost 16,000 and left more than 2,600 others missing. The ceremonies were an opportunity to mourn the dead and the missing, but the grief was tinged with frustration that, in the three badly damaged prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, tens of thousands still have no permanent home.
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