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Found in Translation

March 8th, 2016

Episode 1209 of 1342 episodes

Sixty-five-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa survived the 2011 Tsunami by riding the tin roof of a destroyed home. He spent two days alone and adrift at sea on his makeshift raft before rescue. Shortly afterwards he met Miwako Ozawa, a young Japanese translator hired by a journalist to interview him. Five years on, Hiromitsu’s remarkable story of survival and renewal is told through the two halves of their unlikely friendship. (Photo: Tsunami survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa (L) and translator Miwako

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