Debris from 3/11 disaster now washing ashore across Okinawa

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Debris from 3/11 disaster now washing ashore across Okinawa

Plastic containers washed out to sea after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster are starting to wash up on the shores of Okinawa Prefecture, leaving residents puzzled at the time it took for the items to travel just 2,000 kilometers.

Yasuhiro Nomura, 47, operator of an Italian restaurant on Ishigakijima island, was walking along a beach Sept. 9 when he came across an aquamarine container measuring 1 meter on each side with lettering for 2005 and the Miyako fisheries cooperative in Iwate Prefecture.

“At first, I thought it came from (Okinawa’s) Miyakojima island, but then I recalled news reports about items from the Great East Japan Earthquake washing ashore,” Nomura said.

When contacted by The Asahi Shimbun, an official with the Miyako fisheries cooperative said the container was one of theirs…

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