Japan Reunification

More than 10,000 people are still missing in the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami. We share stories of family reunifications and those who are still looking.


Japan Reunification - Ken Sasaki

We started this segment with the names of people who disappeared during the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan ten days ago. Many are still missing. This list is maintained by the Red Cross. It's called the Family Links list. There are thousands of names on it. And it's not the only list.

Kasuko Moghul has been pouring over registries like this one ever since the disaster hit. She lives in Toronto. And she is still missing family and friends. We heard from her.

Ken Sasaki joined us on The Current ten days ago -- just hours after the earthquake. At the time, he feared the worst for his brothers and their families in the Sendai area. He spent most of the last week, scouring the lists and waiting for news. And this morning, Ken Sasaki has some. He was in Toronto.

Japan Reunification - Yukie Miyata

Yukie Miyata is an elementary school teacher who lives in Cambridge, Ontario. But she traveled back to her hometown in the Iwate Prefecture near the northern tip of Japan's main island to visit her parents the day before the earthquake struck. Yukie Miyata was at her parents home in Morioka.

Last Word - Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is an award-winning Japanese-Canadian writer and film-maker. She's also a Buddhist priest and we asked her to share her thoughts about the tragedy in Japan. She got the last word today.

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