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Japan 'fails' to fulfil tsunami aid pledges

Despite government promises to rebuild communities, more than 300,000 remain displaced two years on.
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2013 06:44

Japan is marking the second anniversary of the devastating tsunami and earthquake that claimed 19,000 lives and caused the worst nuclear accident in decades.

Despite government promises to help with reconstruction, more than 300,000 remain displaced.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Otsuchi, a city hit hard by the tsunami, on how some survivors are coping.

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