Japanese Earthquake Victims Get Help From Israeli Aid Group
JTA – Tears run down the face of Kohata Yuriko as she recalls the events of March 11 last year, when a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Japan in the early afternoon.
Shopping for groceries in the small fishing town of Iwanuma, she heard the tsunami sirens.
Realizing she had little time, Yuriko collected her son and 93-year-old father and fled. As her foot hit the gas pedal, she could hear the horrible noise of the wave as it came crashing through the neighborhood.