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Ordinary People—The Courage to Rebuild

Following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011, Ikeda applauds the hope, strength and resilience of those battling to rebuild their lives and communities.

Famous signboard--Let’s Keep going Ishinomaki!--at the ruins of a home that had been swept away in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami

The now famous signboard with the words, “Ganbaro, Ishinomaki”—“Let’s keep going, Ishinomaki!” built atop the ruins of a home that had been swept away in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, one month after the devastation. (Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefeture)

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