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Pacific Rim Diaries: Roland Kelts on Japan's recovery and rebuilding efforts

by The Madeleine Brand Show

A famous anime character urges locals to be strong on a local 'shotengai,' or Japanese shopping street. Roland Kelts

This time last year, we were just beginning to understand the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And for the people who live in the hardest-hit regions, the effort to reclaim their lives continues.

Author Roland Kelts spends most of his time in Japan, and he's been observing the changes since the tsunami.


Roland Kelts, author of "JapanAmerica," a book about how U.S. pop culture has been influenced by the Japanese.

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