Family members who lost children at the Okawa Elementary School, in Ishinomaki, offer flowers at the place where many of the bodies were discovered. Picture: AFP

Japan’s stoicism in the face of natural disaster, and the tragedy of the tsunami-hit school: a British journalist investigates

Richard Lloyd Parry ponders the paradoxes of Japan - the constant threat of natural disasters in such a safe country, the beauty and dread of its post-tsunami landscapes, and the fatalism that elsewhere would be fury

Topic |   Japanese Tsunami 2011

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Family members who lost children at the Okawa Elementary School, in Ishinomaki, offer flowers at the place where many of the bodies were discovered. Picture: AFP
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