Spirit of Resilience

Finding Home in a Fishing Community

Aired: January 12, 2021 (UTC)


Life can take some unexpected turns. For one group of young women, that meant leaving familiar surroundings for a fresh start on a peninsula in northeastern Japan. Their new home, Kesennuma City, was hit hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The fishing port was virtually destroyed, and the aging population was in decline. But in partnership with long-time residents, these recent arrivals are helping the community weather yet another catastrophe – the COVID-19 pandemic.


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