The fishing industry traditionally employs a fifth of the city’s population in northeastern Japan before the tsunami. Now, the figure sits at 2000 or even less.

Having to contend with the destruction of all fishing ports, equipment and storage facilities, the region’s fishermen and seafood harvesters have to deal with another blow from Tepco’s revelation of actual figures of radioactive substance being leaked into the sea.

Large amount of funding has been pouring into restoration of fisheries from the government for the remaining business owners and fishermen.

Yet, the outlook for some remains bleak and uncertain, as they are beset with prolonged infrastructure reconstruction, debt and falling demand.

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The 2011 tsunami changed Ishinomaki and the lives of its 160,000 residents forever.

Two years on, the people are just beginning to pick up the pieces. Is the situation reflective of Japan’s struggle to maintain its relevance on the world stage?

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The 2011 tsunami changed Ishinomaki and the lives of its 160,000 residents forever.

Two years on, the people are just beginning to pick up the pieces. Is the situation reflective of Japan’s struggle to maintain its relevance on the world stage?

The Go-Far 2013 team looks for answers.

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