Japan Earthquake: Maromu Oikaw Searches For Wife, Daughter On Foot Every Day

07/17/2011 10:44 am ET | Updated Sep 16, 2011
  • John M. Glionna Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Ishinomaki, Japan-- For months now, the drill has been the same: Maromu Oikawa grabs a shovel and chainsaw and gathers up the three precious photographs.

Then he ventures out alone, on foot, on a mission that has become a painful personal obsession. He is a husband and father desperately trying to reclaim what he has lost.

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