strong in the rain
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are registered trademarks in the UnitedStates, the United Kingdom, Europe and other countries.ISBN 978-0-230-34186-9All maps and charts designed by the Institute or Inormation Design Japan, which holds all copyright or work on pages viii, 1, 30–31, 50–51,68, 168, and 194–195.Library o Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataBirmingham, Lucy, 1956–Strong in the rain : surviving Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, andFukushima nuclear disaster / Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill.p. cm.ISBN-13: 978-0-230-34186-9ISBN-10: 0-230-34186-11. Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011—Personalnarratives. 2. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011—Personalnarratives. 3. Disaster victims—Japan—Tohoku Region—Biography.4. Tohoku Region (Japan)—Biography. 5. Tohoku Region (Japan)—Social conditions—21st century. I. McNeill, David. II. Title.DS894.385.B57 2012952’.110512092—dc23[B]2012024711A catalogue record o the book is available rom the British Library.Design by Letra Libre, Inc.First edition: October 201210 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1Printed in the United States o America.