News Broadcasting in Tokyo, As of 19:00, 14/May

Japan Update: As of 19:00, 14/May, TOKYO



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Ballet dancers perform at Yamada High School in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, on May 13, 2011, during a

charity event for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. "Ballet may not be of any

practical help to disaster victims, but I hope they will enjoy the show even if just for a moment," said Chika

Fugane, one of the dancers from the prefecture. (Mainichi)



Young father pledges to carry on after body of wife claimed by tsunami discovered

Junichi Kozuchi holds his son Yuhi and the cell phone left behind by his deceased
wife Yuka, at a refugee shelter in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, on May 14. (Mainichi)

RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate -- A man here who lost his wife to the tsunami that tore through this city on March 11 is pledging to get over the tragedy and move forward with their young son.

On May 11, Junichi Kozuchi, 26, finally found the body of his wife Yuka, 24, who had gone missing in the tsunami that devastated their hometown of Rikuzentakata exactly two months before.

"I'm glad I could at least find her while so many others remain unaccounted for," said Kozuchi.

According to Kozuchi, he was contacted by Yuka's colleague who had by chance spotted the body of a woman who looked like Yuka at a morgue in the city earlier that day. The body had been found near the building where she worked.

Kozuchi hurried to the morgue, but at first could not tell if the woman was his wife just by looking at her face. However, her cell phone, wedding ring and the length of her hair proved she was Yuka.

A police officer who examined her body also told him that she was pregnant. The baby in her belly was the couple's first daughter, due on May 16. They had planned to name her Hinata.

At a refugee shelter in the city, the couple's only son Yuhi, 1, toddles among young women as if looking for his mother. Kozuchi hoped he could take Yuhi to see his mother before she was cremated, but decided not to considering the state of her body. All he could do was tell Yuka that their son was doing well.

Yuka was raised by her father Shirose Kikuta, 62, who said he would tell her before her cremation, "Don't worry, I'll look after your husband and son. Thank you for everything."


News Source: Daily Mainichi

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