Search stepped up for Japan's missing

New urgency as families prepare for the 49th day - a key point in Buddhist mourning - since the March 11 tsunami.

    Six weeks after a tsunami tore the of Rikuzentakata to pieces, the Japanese military is still searching its ruins for the dead.

    Nearly 1,400 bodies have already been found here but equally as many remain unaccounted for.

    Over 25,000 troops have been dispatched to towns up and down the coast as families prepare to mark the 49th day since the disaster - a key point in the Buddhist mourning process.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Rikuzentakata, in northeast Japan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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