Timeline of events in Japan
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March 17, 2011
Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka, 66, cried in front of his collapsed house with his mother still missing, possibly buried in the rubble, at Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture. By March 17, the official number of dead and missing after was approaching 15,000.