Man stranded in empty Japanese town since tsunami

Japan seems like a very small country when you look at a map, but one must remember that it is actually bigger than most European nations, and it is very long, with many, many mountains and small valleys.

After a major disaster like what happened in Tohoku, it isn`t surprising at all that someone could be missed.

Yahoo News Follows:

MINAMI SOMA, Japan – The farmhouse sits at the end of a mud-caked, one-lane road strewn with toppled trees, the decaying carcasses of dead pigs and large debris deposited by the March 11 tsunami. Stranded alone inside the unheated, dark home is 75-year-old Kunio Shiga. He cannot walk very far and doesn’t know what happened to his wife.

His neighbors have all left because the area is 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant — just within the zone where authorities have told everyone to get out because of concerns about leaking radiation.

No rescuer ever came for him. Read More

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