Sumi Abe, 80, is rescued from her tsunami-destroyed home in Ishinomaki, Japan, on March 20. Likely the most famous of the tsunami survivors, Mrs. Abe has come to personify the enduring spirit that many believe will help Japan overcome its worst crisis since World War II. (Asahi Shimbun via Associated Press)

Sumi Abe, 80, is rescued from her tsunami-destroyed home in Ishinomaki, Japan, on March 20. Likely the most famous of the tsunami survivors, Mrs. Abe has come to personify the enduring spirit that many believe will help Japan overcome its worst crisis since World War II. (Asahi Shimbun via Associated Press)