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Book recalls Japan tsunami through children’s eyes

Remembering Japan’s quake-tsunami disaster, one child writes how the earth rumbled and roared, another recalls that the black wave stank and a third, who lost her friend, calls the tsunami "greedy".

The stories — simply written, touching and often heart-breaking — are among a collection of children’s essays published in a book titled "Tsunami" that has touched a nerve in the traumatised nation.

The language is often innocent and unpolished, but the stories are so direct and powerful that to many readers they convey the horror of the disaster as deeply as anything else that has been written about March 11.

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