- ASIA NEWS
- MARCH 16, 2011, 7:36 P.M. ET
ARAHAMA, Miyagi Prefecture—When the tsunami warnings sounded afterthe massive earthquake that struck Japan on Friday, Masaki Kikuchisprinted upstairs to grab his sleeping 12-year-old daughter beforeracing away to escape the rushing waters.
In the backyard tied to a small shed, Mr. Kikuchi left behind twodogs: Towa, a two-year-old Sheltie and Melody, a one-year-old GoldenRetriever. Mr. Kikuchi assumed the giant tsunami that flattened hisneighbors' homes and whisked away their cars probably killed Towa andMelody too.