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Topic - Takashi Kubota
In Rikuzentakata, a fishing enclave where 1,800 people were killed or disappeared as the tsunami scoured the harbor, rebuilding has yet to begin in earnest, said Takashi Kubota, who left a government job in Tokyo in May 2011 to become the town's deputy mayor.
The first priority, he said, has been finding land for rebuilding homes -- on higher ground.