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A World Without Pain Is a World Without Heroes

Five months after an earthquake shook Japan, I visited Tokyo — and witnessed how a country copes with tragedy

TThe fishing village on Japan’s northeastern coast existed until a few minutes past 8 p.m. on June 15, 1896, when the people inside their wooden houses opened their eyes to darkness — and a rumbling noise…



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Nick Kolakowski

Writer, editor, author of 'Maxine Unleashes Doomsday' and 'Boise Longpig Hunting Club.'