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Fukushima to ban Olympic spectators as Covid cases rise

U-turn deals blow to Japan’s hopes of using Games to showcase recovery from 2011 tsunamiThe Fukushima prefecture of Japan will bar spectators from the Olympic events it hosts this summer owing to rising Covid-19 infections, its governor said on Saturda…

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‘Someone shouted tsunami’: Kamaishi set to play emotional role in World Cup story | Andy Bull

Kamaishi, the small town in which 1,000 people died in the 2011 tsunami, welcomes the Rugby World Cup on WednesdayThere used to be a telephone box in the middle of the Kamaishi stadium. Nodoka Kikuchi reckons it was somewhere right around the halfway l…

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Rugby World Cup stadium opens as a symbol of ‘hope’ in tsunami-hit Kamaishi

More than 6000 people watched the first match at the new stadium in the Japanese coastal town as it battles to rebuild following the 2011 disasterOn the afternoon of 11 March 2011, Akiko Iwasaki was preparing for another busy evening at her traditional…

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima strike a chord with Japan tsunami goal celebration

• Champions League tribute on third anniversary
• Hiroshima players spell out fatal date – 11/3

The Japanese side Sanfrecce Hiroshima had an unusual and touching way of paying tribute to the victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

Tuesday is the third anniversary of the disaster when almost 16,000 people lost their lives, and after Tsukasa Shiotani put them into the lead in their match against Central Coast Mariners in Australia, Sanfrecce’s players lay down on the turf to spell out the date of the tragedy – 3/11.

Unfortunately for Sanfrecce, Central Coast Mariners won the AFC Champions League match against the past two J-League winners 2–1.

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