In this April 22, 2012 photo, Misaki Murakami stands where his home, which was washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, once stood, while talking on a mobile phone with David Baxter in Alaska, U.S.,... more 
In this April 22, 2012 photo, Misaki Murakami stands where his home, which was washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, once stood, while talking on a mobile phone with David Baxter in Alaska, U.S., in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan. Baxter found Murakami's soccer ball, which was lost in last year's tsunami, on a remote Alaskan island. (AP Photos/Sankei Shimbun, Yoko Watanabe) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES less 
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