In this photo taken Thursday, March 1, 2012, people shop at a temporary store in Minamisanriku, nearly a year after the March 11 tsunami hit the northeastern Japanese town. In late February, ... more 
In this photo taken Thursday, March 1, 2012, people shop at a temporary store in Minamisanriku, nearly a year after the March 11 tsunami hit the northeastern Japanese town. In late February, Minamisanriku opened a temporary shopping area of 30 stores and eateries, providing a space for some local businesses to earn money and an opportunity for local residents to gather and socialize. However, no permanent structures have been built yet as the town plans to carry out an ambitious reconstruction plan that will move the residential areas to nearby hills and raise the flat, sunken coastal area where shops and fishing-related businesses will be built. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shizuo Kambayashi
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 9:08 AM EST