Timeline of events in Japan
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May 3, 2011
Volunteers cleared rubble around the Kesennuma Daiichi Bible Baptist Church in the devastated city of Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, in northeastern Japan. The estimate as of May was 26,000 dead or missing in obliterated towns and villages on the northeast coast.