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Survivors reach out for a donated clothing at a shelter for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Shizugawa, Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011.  (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Survivors reach out for a donated clothing at a shelter for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Shizugawa, Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

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  • Survivors reach out for a donated clothing at a shelter for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Shizugawa, Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011.  (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
  • Women hang their laundry on makeshift lines in the seats of a gymnasium that has turned into an evacuation center in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands remain homeless, squeezed into temporary shelters without heat, warm food or medicine and no idea what to call home after the March 11 tsunami swallowed up communities along the coast and dozens of strong aftershocks continued to shake the nation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • Family members thank a Japanese soldier after taking a bath set up inside a tent at the town of Yamada, northeastern Japan, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, following the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan's northeastern coast. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tetsuya Kikumasa) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
  • A sixth grader, Mirai Okuda, reacts following a graduation ceremony in the devastated city of Ishinomaki, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011, after an powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated the area about two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
  • Evacuees wait to get second-hand clothing at a shelter for leaked radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Radiation has seeped into raw milk, seawater and 11 kinds of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and turnips, grown in areas around the plant. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
  • A young girl plays with a balloon at an evacuation center in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands remain homeless, squeezed into temporary shelters without heat, warm food or medicine and no idea what to call home after the March 11 tsunami swallowed up communities along the coast and dozens of strong aftershocks continued to shake the nation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • A young girl hugs her mother as they rest on the floor at an evacuation center in Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands remain homeless, squeezed into temporary shelters without heat, warm food or medicine and no idea what to call home after the March 11 tsunami swallowed up communities along the coast and dozens of strong aftershocks continued to shake the nation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • A man sleeps on the floor of an evacuation center in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands remain homeless, squeezed into temporary shelters without heat, warm food or medicine and no idea what to call home after the March 11 tsunami swallowed up communities along the coast and dozens of strong aftershocks continued to shake the nation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
  • Parents look for belongings of their loved ones that were recovered from the rubble of a school their children attended in the devastated city of Ishinomaki, northeastern Japan on Thursday March 24, 2011, after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck the country's northeast coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE
  • Women sit underneath a painting of the town's port at a community hall serving as a shelter in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-hit area of Shizugawa, Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, March 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
  • Evacuees wait to get second-hand clothing at an evacuee center for leaked radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear facilities, Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Fukushima, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Japan, famous for drilling its citizens on how to prepare for all manner of natural disasters, has done far less to prepare those who live near its many nuclear reactors for emergencies. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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