A cenotaph for victims of the 2011 Japan tsunami stands in front of the former Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, where 74 children and 10 teachers died. Photo: AFP A cenotaph for victims of the 2011 Japan tsunami stands in front of the former Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, where 74 children and 10 teachers died. Photo: AFP
A cenotaph for victims of the 2011 Japan tsunami stands in front of the former Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, where 74 children and 10 teachers died. Photo: AFP

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Book review: Ghosts of the Tsunami’s heart-wrenching look at Japan tragedy from survivors’ view leaves a lasting impression

Richard Lloyd Parry’s focus on those caught up in the events of that tragic day, especially relatives of the 74 children killed at Okawa Elementary School, truly highlights the small decisions that spell the difference between life and death

Topic |   Japanese Tsunami 2011
A cenotaph for victims of the 2011 Japan tsunami stands in front of the former Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, where 74 children and 10 teachers died. Photo: AFP A cenotaph for victims of the 2011 Japan tsunami stands in front of the former Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, where 74 children and 10 teachers died. Photo: AFP
A cenotaph for victims of the 2011 Japan tsunami stands in front of the former Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, where 74 children and 10 teachers died. Photo: AFP
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